Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The occupation of a dressmaker.
- n. the craft of making dresses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art, process, or occupation, of making dresses.
- n. the craft of making dresses
“In freeing women from corsets and dissolving the fortified grandeur of the obdurate, hyperbolic silhouette, Poiret effected a concomitant revolution in dressmaking, one that shifted the emphasis away from the skills of tailoring to … the skills of draping.”
“Four distinctive lines of work are done by those who are classified by the census as dressmakers and seamstresses: dressmaking proper, usually carried on in shops; alteration work in stores; general sewing done by seamstresses at home or in the homes of customers; and the work of the so-called dressmaking "school," in which the dressmaker helps her customers do their general sewing.”
“Prior to the immigration to Israel the majority of the Jews continued to engage in farming as a major source of income, but supplemented it with occupations such as dressmaking, weaving, painting, shoemaking, trading small goods and bartering.”
“Hence its purpose differed not only from the more general instruction of the usual technical institution, but also from those schools which offered specific training in one trade (such as dressmaking), in that it (1) offered help to the youngest wage-earners, (2) gave the choice among many trades, and (3) held the firm conviction that the adequate preparation of successful workers requires more factors of instruction than the training for skill alone.”
“Some offer services such as dressmaking, cleaning, and bricklaying.”
“And that ye'll find to apply, "said this mild philosopher," to life itsel 'as well as to the dressmaking, which is just like a' the airts I ever heard tell of, a kind of epitome of life. ”
“The manager of a dressmaking factory noted with amazement that her employees all took Sunday for a gala day and not as a day of rest.”
“She's always threatened that when I became finally flat broke she'd set up dressmaking and take care of both of us," Tom contributed.”
“In case you have not been reading from the beginning of the modesty and dressmaking series, I have opened up anonymous comments only.”
“I am pleased, as dressmaking is a skill that improves with age, while her other profession…”
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