Milliner

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 Practical Artistic or CreativeSkill Level 2


Milliners design and make hats and other headgear such as caps, berets, bonnets, fascinators and bridal headpieces, using materials such as felt, fabric, fur, leather, straw, artificial flowersFuture Growth Decline ribbons, braids and feathers.

Milliners mark out and cut patterns to create designs for hats. They then cut out the various components and assemble the hat. This may involve twisting, rolling, folding, reinforcing, sewing, steaming and pressing various components. They may also alter or renovate hats. They may also be involved in displaying hats or preparing them for sale.


ANZSCO description: 393299: Milliners design and make hats and other headgear using a variety of materials.

Alternative names: Hat Maker

Specialisations: Hat Designer

Knowledge, skills and attributes

A milliner needs: Rose hat

  • good vision for detail work and good hand-eye coordination

  • to enjoy creative or artistic work

  • to enjoy practical work

  • patience and perseverance

  • an understanding of fashion trends

  • enjoy practical and manual activities

  • artistic sense of colour and design

  • understanding of and interest in fashion trends.

 

Duties and Tasks

Milliners may perform the following tasks:

  • interpret fashion trends and use them in designing hats and other headgear

  • mark and cut patterns to desired shape and size, lay the pattern onto fabric and cut around it

  • shape, cut, twist, roll, fold and reinforce fabrics and other materials with wire to gain desired effect

  • assemble hats by hand or using a sewing machine

  • steam and press material into shape by hand and, if needed, stiffen it by using a special solution

  • sew trimmings such as ribbons, buckles, braids or chains onto hats

  • operate semi-automatic blocking machines for mass production

  • alter, renovate and re-block (re-shape) existing hats

  • package and dispatch hats for customers

  • display, fit and sell hats and accessories.

Period Hat

 

Strawhat




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