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The Zip Yard Limited – Tailor / Dressmaker

Job Description

The Zip Yard Limited are looking for Tailors / Dressmakers. Contact through the websites www.thezipyard.com and www.thezipyard.co.uk

The Zip Yard was founded in Belfast in 2005 and due to increasing expansion is now the UK and Ireland’s No.1 Premier Clothing Alterations Company priding itself on quality and speed of service.  There are currently 54 shops throughout the UK and Ireland and the Zip Yard recently won two prestigious awards at the Irish Franchise Awards for Best Sustainable Franchise and Best Franchisee. The shops are fitted out to a high standard making them comfortable modern places to work and the nature of the work means every day brings new challenges with the Company’s motto being “if it fits in a sewing machine we can alter it”.  This means the staff in the shops will be dealing with male and female clothing ranging from general garment alterations such as shortening trousers to altering wedding dresses and evening wear to more diverse items.


A detailed list of services offered by the Zip Yard and which our seamstresses and tailors undertake are as follows.  The successful candidate will be able to complete all these tasks to a high standard at speed as each seamstress/tailor is set a daily target.

Alterations to Bridal wear

Alterations to formal wear

Repairing zips to trousers, jackets, cushions

Shortening trousers, jeans, skirts, dresses, jackets and coats

Shortening sleeves of tops, jackets, coats

Alterations to skirts, dresses, curtains

Re-styling garments

Leather work

Tapering trousers, dresses, skirts, coats, men’s jackets


Replacing buttons

The Zip Yard also offers a one hour express service for zips, hems and minor repairs so speed on these repairs would be very important.




How to Apply:

Please contact ben@refugeeemploymentnetwork.co.uk if you have any suitably interested candidates for these roles.

Closing Date



Ballymena Bangor Bedford Larne Maidenhead Newry


£ 22,000 per year


Tailoring and dress making

Contract Type

Full-time Part-time Permanent