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Are Wedding Dress Seamstresses Irreplaceable?

The vocation of Wedding Dress Seamstresses has almost become a lost art in recent years.  Many times while asking me about the number of years I have been sewing, people will look at my hands and say, “And you don’t have any trouble with your hands?”  My reply is always the same.  No, I don’t have any problems with them.  I am very thankful to God for that.  After working with my hands in the sewing industry for over 3 decades I am very fortunate.  While so many people among diverse industries who work with their hands deal with issues,  like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, among other things, I have never had any of those issues.  That said, I learned a long time ago to take life one-day-at-a-time and I hope for the same good health in the future.

Will A Robot Take Your Job In The Future?

Speaking of the future, recently someone told me about a website called “willrobotstakemyjob.com.”  For those of you who have never heard of or visited it, it’s a site where you can go and type in your current job title and it will return a percentage on the chance that you will be replaced at some point by robots.  Since there is no category for “Wedding Dress Seamstress,” I had to use a more generic category of “Tailors, Dressmaker and Custom Sewers.”  When I hit the “Enter” button on my keyboard, I was told there is an “84% probability of what I do will be automated.”  It made me chuckle a little.  I would love to see a robot try to do what I do.

 

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While it might be true that many similar jobs will undergo automation, as long as there are still weddings and brides who fantasize about that perfect dress and day, I’m pretty confident there will be a need for wedding dress seamstresses for a long time to come.  And even if robots do end up replacing us, I’d like to see them get the kinds of testimonials we have received from satisfied brides over the years.  I have a hard time any bride would describe their relationship with a robot as “warm and personal.”  But, hey!  What do I know?  I’m the person who said she remembers the Yellow Pages!

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