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Tailors, dressmakers and furriers make, alter and repair tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments. Milliners make, alter and repair hats. This unit group also includes alterationists who fit, alter and repair garments. They are employed by clothing retailers, clothing alteration shops, dry cleaners and garment manufacturing companies or they may be self-employed.
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- Tailors make made-to-measure garments, such as suits and coats according to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit; design patterns to fit measurements; mark, cut and sew fabric; and may alter and repair garments as required.
- Dressmakers make women's garments; select and modify commercial patterns to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit, mark, cut and sew fabric; and may alter and repair garments as required.
- Furriers make, alter, restyle and repair natural fur garments and accessories.
- Milliners design, lay out, cut, sew and press fabric, leather and other materials into hats and related accessories.
- Alterationists fit, alter and repair garments according to customers' requests by hand or using sewing machines.
Outlook & Prospects for Tailors, Dressmakers, Furriers and Milliners in Laval Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Laval Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2013-05-13|
For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Laval region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Employment opportunities will be better for people with the best technical skills and the industry-required expertise, including new computer-aided clothing drawing, design and manufacturing technology.
Depending on their talent, the originality of their product and the clientele that they build up, milliners, often self-employed, may be able to break into the market.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of May 13 - May 17, 2013
- The Coopérative funéraire de la Rive-Sud de Montréal has announced that construction work on its new Laval funeral home, a project estimated at $3.1M, will start in June 2013. It is scheduled to open at the end of October 2013. (available in French only)
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