American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that makes women's clothing, especially dresses.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One, especially a woman, whose occupation is the making of gowns and other articles of female attire.
- n. A person who makes dresses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A maker of gowns, or similar garments; a mantuamaker.
- n. someone who makes or mends dresses
- dress + maker (Wiktionary)
“The dressmaker was a buxom person, handsomely dressed and rather good – looking, but much older than the gentleman in the Turkish trousers, whom she had wedded some six months before.”
“As Alison had well remembered, the dressmaker was a very clever little woman; within days of new gowns being shown for the season, she had sketches of every one of them, and was making copies.”
“The dressmaker was a buxom person, handsomely dressed and rather good-looking, but much older than the gentleman in the Turkish trousers, whom she had wedded some six months before.”
“That having been said, my opinion of sergers is that a good "dressmaker" model of sewing machine basic utility stitches, good buttonholes, but nothing fancy is superior to a serger.”
“He remembered Ena's protest against his friendship for a "dressmaker," and her kindness later.”
“Dick standing at the gate, ruefully contemplating their name -- her name -- in juxtaposition with "dressmaker," crossed her mind directly.”
“Mrs John Rokesmith sat at needlework in her neat little room, beside a basket of neat little articles of clothing, which presented so much of the appearance of being in the dolls 'dressmaker's way of business, that one might have supposed she was going to set up in opposition to Miss”
““If only you’d left the dress with Rosemary,” she said, referring to the dressmaker who had fitted the gown for her.”
“Mom was a fabulous "dressmaker", as she called herself.”
“My age and my dressmaker are the only two things I keep entirely to myself, and”
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