a person whose occupation is the making or alteration of women's dresses, coats, etc.
(of women's clothing) having soft lines or elaborate detail.
- dressmaking, noun
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How to use dressmaker in a sentence
A petition written by Etsy dressmaker Kristi Cassidy became the centerpiece of the strike, calling for changes in other fees related to advertising, perks for top sellers, and more.Why Thousands of Etsy’s Sellers, Including Me, Are On Strike | Megan Kirby | April 14, 2022 | Time
This version of Ella isn’t just trying to land a prince, but a successful career as a dressmaker.
She certainly does not feel the need for a full time dressmaker like Angela Kelly.
She grew up in luxury surrounded by staff, including a dressmaker who taught Margit how to make doll clothes.At U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Anniversary, One Survivor’s Quest Continues | Sandra McElwaine | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
An interest in fashion ran in the family—her mother was a dressmaker and her father once worked as a shoe salesman.Wheelchair-bound Blogger Warms Fashion Week Hearts | Corbin Chamberlin | February 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Words that form the credo of any artist who has hit her stride, be she painter, writer, or dressmaker.Must-Reads: ‘The Last Nude,’ ‘Arrows of the Night,’ and ‘The Fallback Plan’ | Bruce Riedel, Lauren Elkin, Drew Nellins | January 24, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her book, The dressmaker of Khair Khana , will be published by HarperCollins in March 2011.
Her clothes were good and new, but some desolate dressmaker had contrived to invest them with an air of hopeless dowdiness.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
It appears that some years before her marriage she had worked as dressmaker for the Birotteaus.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The inexorable dressmaker cannot conceal from Caroline the fact that her form is altered.The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete | Honore de Balzac
She is an admirable young woman, and was a dressmaker before he married her.A Final Reckoning | G. A. Henty
The designing and cutting are the work of a head dressmaker.The Canadian Girl at Work | Marjory MacMurchy
British Dictionary definitions for dressmaker
a person whose occupation is making clothes, esp for women
- dressmaking, noun
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