Examples from the Web for sempstress
Historical Examples of sempstress
You own that you cannot do anything for the sempstress and the housemaid.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
About 1647, she, being a sempstress to Colonel Monk, used to carry him linen.'The Town
Need then rendered me shepherdess, need renders me sempstress.
Her ambition was to gain her living independently, if she could, by being a sempstress.My Miscellanies, Vol. 2 (of 2)
She had acted as a servant, as an assistant in a printing-office, as a sempstress.The Criminal