The art of sewing is often a skill passed down from generations. Tailors make clothes specifically fitting to an individual which can include custom suits and dress shirts. Most Tailor's work specifically on men's clothing and more structured women's clothing. A more recent term for this profession is 'sewist'.
A Tailor can own their own small business or be employed by a department store, high end clothier, a fashion house, dry cleaner, tuxedo or wedding shop, textile mill, or even a clothing store in the mall.
Tailor's should be creative minded and be able to follow a pattern as though it were a blueprint. Having a creative vision that comes to life for their client is just one of the many ways that a Tailor will find their job so creatively satisfying.
A Tailor can be successful with on-the-job training and a lot of practice. There is an option to attend post-secondary studies. Some Tailors and custom sewers will have formal education in design, fashion, or art.