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Arranged patterns for garments on a piece of cloth, taking the direction of the weave into account and making sure that no material is wasted.
Marked around the master pattern on the piece of fabric.
Positioned marked fabric on top of multiple layers of cloth.
Cut cloth using a hand held electric cutter or computer assisted cutting equipment.
Marked the position of features such as darts, pleats, tucks and pockets.
Bundled the cut work for makers.
Able to work as part of a team.
Able to do neat, detailed work.
Able to work patiently and systematically.
Able to work under pressure.
Discussed requirements with customers to determine type of fabric and design.
Estimated cost of job and issued quotes.
Measured and recorded customers' measurements.
Drafted or modified patterns to suit style and size of garments.
Positioned and pinned pattern to fabric and cut fabric.
Fit base garments on customers and marked areas requiring alterations.
Sewed fabric parts together using sewing machines and press seams.
Sewed buttonholes, buttons, hooks and eyes, zippers or press fasteners to finished garments.
Made garments according to designs provided by customers.
Undertook alteration and repair work.
Able to produce neat and accurate work.
Industrial Textiles Fabricators
Read and interpreted technical drawings and specifications and cut patterns from paper according to drawings.
Selected and measured material, marked it out with crayons and cut with shears or power cutters.
Oiled, adjusted and threaded sewing machines.
Sewed pieces of fabric together by hand, or on lightweight or industrial heavy-duty machines, hemmed articles, inserting rope inside the hem if required, and attached eyelets, grommets and fasteners.
Attached rope to the manufactured article using hand tools, and treated material for water and rot proofing.
Operated computers, and high frequency and hot air welding equipment if handling PVC material.
Made and repaired sails for yachts from synthetic materials.
Possess the manual ability to operate hand and power tools.
Clothing Pattern Makers
Interpreted the design sketch.
Chose the correct `block' (a term used to describe a variety of pattern shapes that form the basic characteristics of a garment).
Made adjustments to the pattern to arrive at a `sample' pattern.
Checked the accuracy of the sample pattern.
Worked with the sample machinist at various stages throughout the process, such as cutting out the sample garment and determining the amount of fabric used.
Advised on the correct machining technique to use.
Checked with the machinist on the progress of the garment construction.
Checked to see if the sample garment is maintaining the look of the original design.
Checked the sample for fit on a dummy or on a model employed by the firm.
Modified sample garments, at the instruction of management, to meet their cost specifications and manufacturing limitations.
Reproduced the sample pattern on a pattern board to make a master pattern when the sample pattern is approved for production.
Possess an eye for detail.
Decided on the type of fabric to be used and how much is needed to make up an order.
Visited suppliers to inspect, choose and buy fabrics and accessories.
Checked the patterns and arranged for them to be delivered to the cutters so that the production of the garments may begin.
Supervised production staff (pattern makers, cutters, machinists and finishers) checking that finished garments are free from defects or mistakes, and that the garments are of the desired quality.
Possess well-developed communication skills.
Able to work well with other people, particularly if under pressure.
Prepared to travel to suppliers and contract workers.
Selected ready-made new soles or cut them from pieces of leather, rubber or nylon and cement, nail or sewed the soles to the shoes using a power-operated sole-stitcher or manually operated sewing machine.
Replaced heels by cutting replacement heels into shape and cementing or nailing them into place by machine or by hand.
Stained and buffed repaired shoes to match the original color.
Replaced insoles and toe-caps, re-stitched loose seams, replaced bows and ribbons, and re-colored and polished shoes.
Made major repairs such as replacing zips on handbags and luggage.
Cut keys and performed engraving.
Managed other staff and maintained the banking accounts.
Make surgical adjustments such as building up soles and heels or adapting footwear according to doctors' prescriptions.
Possess good hand-eye coordination.
Able to work quickly and accurately.
Able to operate power driven machines.
Analyzed the structure and properties of raw materials used in textiles and prepared specifications for their production.
Selected and developed dyes to produce fabrics of the required color.
Obtained and analyzed test data.
Carried out or supervised testing and quality control.
Engaged in research, developing new or better processes or materials.
Able to think logically.
Possess strong problem solving skills and communication skills.
Discussed with customers the type of material to be used and the designs of garments.
Measured customers and recorded their sizes.
Drafted a master pattern for garments or altered patterns to fit customers.
Positioned and pinned patterns on the fabric and cut the fabric.
Assembled garments and loosely stitched the garment parts using a needle and thread or a sewing machine.
Fitted garments on customers and marked areas requiring alterations.
Sewed the garment parts together and sewed buttons and buttonholes to finish the garments.
Pressed garments, usually using steam, including seam pressing, under pressing (before the lining is fitted) and final pressing or `pressing off' the completed garment to mold and shape it.
Able to work under pressure.
Possess good public contact skills.
Set up machines using tools and instruments.
Started machines for trial runs to make sure they are running properly.
Diagnosed and rectified processing faults on textile equipment.
Inspected yarns and fabrics produced.
Repaired or replaced faulty parts.
Adjusted machine settings to meet design specifications.
Possess a sound knowledge of yarns, weaves, fabrics and fibers.
Able to work quickly to locate and rectify problems.
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