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  • George was ordering new jewels and crown and fussing over his Coronation dress, Carolyn had her mantua-maker attend both herself and Lady Hood and Lady Anne

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

  • She recommended that Mrs. Webbe, her former mantua-maker opposite Pall

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

  • Mrs. Mittin knew a mantua-maker who, to oblige her, would undertake this for a very small payment; and she promised to procure everything else that was necessary for the merest trifle.

    Camilla

  • Collytus gets a livelihood out of a cloak business, and Menon as a mantua-maker, and so, again, more than half the Megarians212 by the making of vests.

    Memorabilia

  • Adele Tremont: A Huguenot widow who works as a mantua-maker and dresses the most fashionable women of the city.

    City of Glory

  • Manon waited until the mantua-maker had gone, then took a large handful of salt from the cannister beside the hearth and dumped it into the soup.

    City of Glory

  • Manon waited until the mantua-maker had gone, then took a large handful of salt from the cannister beside the hearth and dumped it into the soup.

    City of Glory

  • Adele Tremont: A Huguenot widow who works as a mantua-maker and dresses the most fashionable women of the city.

    City of Glory

  • In a great hand, with wide lines, were written a set of directions to her mantua-maker, setting forth the articles of dress for which my Lady had need, the peculiarity of their make, the stuff she selected, &c.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

  • ‘Her mistress’s mantua-maker, the maid replied, lived but a little way off: and she doubted not that she could procure her, or one of the journey-women to alter the gown out of hand.

    Clarissa Harlowe

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