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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

15220 Tailor

Fits, marks alters and repairs clothing. Takes measurements from or fits garment to customer to determine type and extent of cutting required, and marks garment accordingly. Inserts or eliminates padding in shoulders, and tapers seams without distorting the drape and proportions of the garment. Resews garment, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Repairs or replaces defective garment parts such as snaps, zippers, buttons, buckles, pockets, pocket flaps and coat linings. Shortens or lengthens sleeves or legs; expands or narrows waist and chest; raises or lowers collar; and sets sleeves to armholes. Maintains adequate stock of supplies, equipment and working area. May supervise activities of sewing machine operator or other related workers.