Examples from the Web for seamstress
Mavis Lilian Lever was born in Dulwich, south London, on May 5, 1921, the daughter of a postal worker and a seamstress.Week in Death: The Woman Who Cracked Hitler’s Codes|The Telegraph|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Danny, the only child of Su Zhen, a seamstress, and Yan Tao, a chef, lived in public housing on the Lower East Side.Arrests of Service Men Raises Question of Racism in Soldier's Death|Diane Herbst|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Her mother was a seamstress and her father drove a delivery truck for Coca-Cola.
The “team of stylists” around her in Minneapolis that Palin describes consisted of Kline, her assistant, and a seamstress.
She had a better life of it at the seamstress's in King Street.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 2 of 3)|John Doran
To be a seamstress at Madame Michaud's—the odious idea of it!The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax|Harriet Parr
Yet she hesitated to enter the house while the Hodges were away, even though she felt certain the seamstress would not mind.Clue of the Silken Ladder|Mildred A. Wirt
Any seamstress who can cut and make an ordinary work shirt can make an adickey if your outfitter cannot supply it.Packing and Portaging|Dillon Wallace
That's the seamstress who was mentioned to me by a small tenant of mine?Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
British Dictionary definitions for seamstress
rarely sempstress (ˈsɛmpstrɪs)
Word Origin and History for seamstress
1640s, with -ess + seamster (also sempster), from Old English seamestre "sewer, tailor, person whose work is sewing," from seam. Originally indicating a woman, but after a while the fem. ending -estre no longer was felt as such and a new one added.