Seamstresses/dressmakers make, alter and repair tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments. 

$35,000 - $60,000+

Not Applicable

Demand Varies

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Jessica Danquah

Seamstress/Business Owner  – JDanquah Designs.

I was born in Scarborough raised in Mississauga. Ive always been a creative person and had a love for fashion so I decided to go with something in the design field.

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What is your educational background?
Design Foundation course which helped me figure out what I wanted to do. I then completed a G
raphic Design program. A year later I decided to go back to school into a Fashion program. 

What are your daily resposibilities?
I current work at the printing house, where I make and hem fabric advertisements like banners and flags. I also run my own Fashion brand where I make custom garmets for my clients. 

What hurdles did you face?
As a business owner and being an introvert I found it difficult when it came to networking, once i pushed myself out of my comfort zone i was able to find the right people to help me succeed.

What advice would you give to the 15 – 18 year old version of yourself?
My advice to a 15-18 year old version of myself would be to choose a career out of what you love to do. It makes getting up for work a lot easier in the mornings.

Health is wealth, take care of yourself mentally and physically!

Core Responsibilities


Make made-to-measure garments, such as suits and coats according to customers’ and clothing manufacturers’ specifications and fit


Mark, cut and sew fabric

Typical Workplace

  • Self employed/Hired by agency
  • Spend a lot of time designing and researching trends
  • Work weddings and other special events

Attributes & Abilities 

Creativity Skills
Computer Skills 
Organized & detail-oriented
Hands on
Collaborative Skills
Artistic skills


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