Pleat fabrics


Apply pleating processes to fabrics and wearing apparel products following adequate procedures and using specific equipment for the purpose.

Alternative labels

pleat fabrics and wearing apparel
apply pleating processes to fabrics
apply pleating processes to fabrics and wearing apparel
pleat wearing apparel

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Pleat fabrics is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Pleat fabrics is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Laundry ironer: Laundry ironers re-shape clothing items and linen and remove creases from them by using irons, presses and steamers. They clean and maintain the ironing and drying area and organise the items accordingly.
Dressmaker: Dressmakers design, make or fit, alter, repair tailored, bespoke or hand-made garments from textile fabrics, light leather, fur and other material for women and children. They produce made-to-measure wearing apparel according to customer’s or garment manufacturer’s specifications. They are able to read and understand size charts, details surrounding finished measurements etc.
Clothing fashion designer: Fashion designers create concepts and make sketches by hand or using softwares of their creative ideas. They analyse and interpret fashion trends in order to propose new ideas with high aesthetical value. They perform forecasting and market research to put together collections. They build collection lines by operating mood or concept boards, colour palettes, materials, drawings and sketches considering among others ergonomical criteria, etc.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022