The tailor (female dressmaker) is a craft job and the person who carries it out is also called tailor or sartora. The word derives from the Latin language sartor which is connected to the word sarcire or restore (the same root as short compensation). The ancient meaning of the Tinker lost then with time, but now it is used to indicate the person who cuts and sews the clothes often with great sensitivity and taste. The tailor is therefore the craftsman operator who prepare clothes (male and female). The tailor also today remains a skilled craftsman and as such has always been considered, in Italy has been a profession that has marked the history of costume and fashion for the particular way in which it developed. The development of this profession in Italy culminated after the war with the phenomenon of “seamstresses” and as such has developed. Italy dressmakers represents the history of the clothing ready in Italy from the postwar period to the 60, 70 and is the nucleus of what would later become the Alta Moda (Italian).
The seamstress or tailor classic then follows the creation and processing of tailored s. His job is to advise the customer on the head adapted to his measures and the most able fabric working on the cut. Until the advent of the textile and ready-made clothing factories, the tailor or seamstress followed the entire phase of the creation of the garment, now joins the designer who draws it (model), the model maker process that prepares it (the pattern) and finally the tailor who cuts and sews the .
Always, to perform properly and thoroughly this artisan profession requires a lot of preparation that you buy mainly on the field starting as an apprentice in a tailor shop.
Aptitudes and requirements
The tailor’s craft can not do without some skills and requirements necessary to its normal course. While some of these are to develop in a natural way through the culture, your taste or the study, others require both the preliminary coaching to a professional tailor who for some work experience in the field of sewing craft.
Sensibility and aesthetic taste;
Inventiveness and attention to changing tastes and fashions;
Curiosity and openness to innovation;
Care and concern for the customer.
Evolution of the profession
In more recent times, the spread of industrial packaging in series of clothes and casual clothes made rarer reserving this profession to the finest haute couture garments (mostly women) and to tailor high for male clientele.
In small towns and in areas in south-central resists the presence of traditional small workshop consists of one or two owners and a few helpers; the activities of these workshops is mainly targeted for packing clothes for formal occasions and repairs of purchased items.