Definition of dressmaker in English:



  • A person whose job is making women's clothes.

    • ‘At the same time there were harness makers, tailors, dressmakers, builders, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, watchmakers, saddlers, masons and carpenters.’
    • ‘More often than not, I must hire a dressmaker to alter my clothes.’
    • ‘At the time of the 1851 census in Britain, there were 268,000 milliners and dressmakers, as against 502,000 people working in cotton textile manufacture (including printing and dyeing).’
    • ‘As far as I knew not many dressmakers made clothes that would fit this tight.’
    • ‘He worked initially as an industrial draughtsman but from 1828 he earned his living in Paris with drawings of costumes for dressmakers and the theatre.’
    • ‘Along with dance lessons, there were trips and trips to the dressmaker to have my costumes made and fitted.’
    • ‘Men also do embroidery, particularly on men's gowns and caps, and work as tailors and dressmakers.’
    • ‘Expert tailors and dressmakers had been called in to make her dresses, for it was common agreement that none should outshine her in the coming celebration.’
    • ‘Agreeing to let a dressmaker sew you a blazer will only end in tears.’
    • ‘She's one of the best bridal dressmakers and also red carpet dressmakers.’
    • ‘For the rich, dressmakers produced the most fashionable garments which often required both machine and hand sewing.’
    • ‘But if you can't afford the king's ransom needed to buy one finger of a glove, then do what I did: take photos of the outfits and get a dressmaker to make them for you.’
    • ‘The cavernous hall is packed to the ducts with exhibitors: bakers, dressmakers, jewelers, DJs, hoteliers, videographers, mortgage brokers.’
    • ‘As recently as the fifties, most clothes were made by dressmakers.’
    • ‘The group consists of 3 families, including seven children and six adults, among them a mechanic, a dressmaker and a teacher, according to the National Justice Secretary.’
    • ‘Both my grandmothers worked for pay - one as a dressmaker and seamstress and the other as a children's nurse in an orphanage and eventually as a small businessperson.’
    • ‘He was the second oldest of nine children born to John and Mary Ann Quinn, a shoemaker and a talented dressmaker respectively.’
    • ‘Female solo costumes might seem overpriced until you consider that a dressmaker spends 80 to 120 hours on a single costume.’
    • ‘Luckily for me, Will's Grandmother was a professional dressmaker, and as such was willing to put my costume together.’
    • ‘One way we learnt decision making was through the visits of the dressmaker who came to the house and made our clothes.’
    garment maker, seamstress, needlewoman, tailoress
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