Career Outlook for Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Also known as:  Alterations Sewer, Alterations Tailor, Bridal Gown Fitter, Coat Cutter, Coat Maker, Couture Dressmaker, Dress Fitter, Fur Tailor, Garment Fitter, Suit Maker
The overall job outlook for Tailor, Dressmaker, or Custom Sewer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 3.42 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.57 percent per year. Demand for Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers is expected to go up, with an expected 27,350 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 13.02 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers in the following states
California 3,160
Texas 3,090
New York 2,380
Florida 1,670
Michigan 1,340
Virginia 1,300
Ohio 1,160
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers
District of Columbia 40
Wyoming 40
Oklahoma 60
Rhode Island 70
Hawaii 80
Nebraska 90
North Dakota 100
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