Reference Quantity: ST0055

Particulars of normal


Bespoke tailor and cutter                       

Larger Apprenticeship: Stage 5

Bespoke tailors and cutters produce tailor-made clothes which might be minimize and made to a singular sample for a person. Lots of the expertise are carried out by hand with the intention to produce a garment that matches exactly to a buyer’s necessities. Bespoke tailoring varieties the center of the British menswear and womenswear business and has a world and iconic popularity.

Bespoke tailors and cutters have sensible expertise in bespoke garment manufacture and sample building. This Apprenticeship Commonplace is comprised of necessary core expertise and information with a alternative of specialising in both tailoring or reducing as a profession path.

The abilities concerned in bespoke tailoring cowl a large space of experience that features craft, technical, inventive and design. These expertise are basic to the bespoke tailoring business and finally need to be employed with nice precision, to excessive requirements of excellence and inside reasonable time constraints.

Job titles: Bespoke tailor and bespoke cutter

Inexperienced job titles: Sustainable bespoke tailor and Sustainable bespoke cutter




A bespoke tailor or cutter will have the ability to:


A bespoke tailor or cutter will know and perceive

Abilities & work practices

  • Comply with clear directions from related colleagues exactly.
  • Comply with and preserve work procedures.
  • Choose, use and retailer tools and supplies for instance appropriate storage of patterns, buying supplies and inventory management.
  • Establish and minimise hazards and dangers within the office by means of secure working follow.
  • Take advantage of environment friendly and efficient use of assets, time and supplies.
  • Develop good communication expertise with all employees within the firm.

  • The best way to interpret directions primarily based on a buyer’s necessities.

  • Efficient use of kit and secure working strategies.
  • Bespoke terminology and its use within the office.
  • The necessity for requirements of workmanship to be achieved.


  • Put together supplies and trimmings.
  • Be capable to establish the origins of particular branded cloths used within the bespoke tailoring business and use appropriately.
  • Recognise faults in material and trimming.

  • The traits of a wide range of materials and their appropriate utility to building.
  • How heritage helps textile manufacturers within the bespoke business.
  • How conventional manufactured material processes meet British and European requirements and are match for goal.

Cultural heritage

  • Discover the historical past and heritage of Savile Row styling of bespoke clothes with the intention to advise clients.

  • The heritage and tradition of bespoke and its relevance and affect on right this moment’s luxurious market.




A bespoke tailor will have the ability to:


A bespoke tailor will know and perceive

Garment Building

  • Develop working relationship with the cutter with the intention to obtain the minimize and trimmed garment bundle.
  • Be capable to canvas a coat by hand and put together garment for the primary becoming baste.
  • Disassemble a garment and amend building as per cutters directions
  • Put together garment for second buyer  becoming having accomplished all alterations as instructed by the cutter.

  • The best way to make bespoke coats (jackets) trousers, waistcoats and skirts.
  • The becoming and reassembling directions with the intention to assist the corporate’s workflow procedures.
  • The best way to baste these clothes by means of the changes course of to closing ending, urgent and completion
  • The best way to preserve a stream of manufacturing making certain high quality requirements that meet the client specs.

Ending & urgent

  • Full the ultimate alterations
  • Hand make the buttonholes.
  • Hand end the garment inside and outside.
  • Press and put together the garment for the ultimate buyer becoming
  • Quantity and log every garment.

  • The necessity for prime requirements of workmanship to be achieved.
  • The stability between sustaining the standard of end and the time and value to the corporate.




A bespoke cutter will have the ability to:


A bespoke cutter will know and perceive

Work practices

  • Put together supplies and trimmings for the garment.
  • Have total accountability for the end result of the completed garment.
  • Organise buying of supplies and inventory management.

  • Fabric traits and their behaviour.
  • The significance of growing working relationship with the tailor.
  • The significance of well timed workflow to the corporate.
  • The rules of garment building for a spread of clothes resembling jackets, trousers, waistcoats and overcoats.

Figuring out and responding to buyer necessities

  • Liaise with the client to determine their particular person necessities.

  • Measure the client and analyse any determine variations that must be addressed.
  • Perform a variety of acceptable fittings.

  • The best way to measure a person buyer with the intention to create their sample.

  • How totally different determine variations must be corrected.
  • The necessity for buyer satisfaction with a luxurious garment.

    Preparation of

    element garment components

Preparation of element garment components

  • Assemble patterns.
  • Lay out patterns, mark in material.
  • Minimize material and put together bundle prepared to provide to the tailor.

  • The best way to produce economical lays to firm requirements.
  • The significance of appropriate ticketing and directions.

Communication expertise

  • Perform efficient bespoke promoting and after care.

  • Focus on and advise on type of garment and material choice for particular use.
  • Work as a part of a workforce inside an organization.

  • Diplomacy and efficient communication expertise.

  • The position of the cutter the interface between the client and the tailor.
  • A spread of kinds and vogue developments and suitability of favor to particular person clients.


Bespoke tailors and cutters can be anticipated to show:

  • Adherence to acceptable Well being & Security procedures inside the office.
  • A dedication to sustaining excessive requirements of precision and excellence as acceptable to the craft.
  • A deal with the necessities of the client.
  • A capability to work successfully each individually and as a part of a workforce.
  • A powerful work ethic and dedication with the intention to meet the requirements required.
  • A recognition and appreciation of equality and variety within the office.

Entry necessities

Employers will set their very own entry necessities however sometimes candidates can be proficient in advanced stitching and making processes. Apprentices might want to obtain Stage 2 English and Maths.


Sometimes 2 years. The timescale might cut back if an apprentice can show enough sensible expertise on entry. This normal can be reviewed in 3 years.

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