The Custom Tailor/Seamstress will be responsible for making detailed alterations on Lafayette 148 garments ranging from simple alterations to complex fit modifications. He/she will work with luxury women’s apparel fabricated using delicate, high-quality materials. This role requires a high degree of skill, attention to detail and customer interaction.



  • Measure clients to ensure proper fit and record measurements for current and future alterations
  • Mark and alter garments using needle and thread and/or various sewing machines to achieve fit requirements
  • Draw and alter individual patterns to fit customers’ measurements to the garment style
  • Cut fabric based on pattern specs
  • Fit baste, fuse and assemble garments to meet customer specifications
  • Provide advice on fit and garment care to customers
  • Additional garment alteration tasks as required


Desired Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience as a Seamstress, Tailor or Alterations Specialist
  • Comprehensive training, education or apprenticeship in tailoring/alterations
  • Experience working with high-quality materials/fabrics and making alterations on complex garments
  • Ability to read and understand patterns and fabrics
  • Proficiency in basting, fusing, fitting, draping, pleating, French-seaming and garment construction
  • Excellent hand-stitching skills and ability to use and perform maintenance on sewing machines
  • Ability to work with customers to understand, interpret, and execute their fit needs
  • Meticulous attention to detail, efficient work style, and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Highly organized with excellent follow-up skills
  • Able to work flexible hours (including day, evening, weekends and/or holidays based on customer needs)
  • Fluency in Chinese will be considered a plus


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