At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
conferring with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
cutting out master patterns
laying up and cutting fabric
pinning, basting and draping garment parts
fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments