from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman who sews, especially one who makes her living by sewing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A woman who sews clothes professionally.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman whose occupation is sewing; a needlewoman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman whose occupation is sewing
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who makes or mends dresses
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A great resource for the beginning seamstress is Sew What?
Well, there's a certain seamstress who makes bags, and our favorite jewelers -- or at least the ones who are selling things right now; some of you haven't posted about jewelry in awhile.
The word seamstress means basically sewing up seams, which can be hard work in more elaborate designs, especially in dresses worn in the 40s and 50s as they had some rather intricate piecing.
(Good news for sweatshop workers and their children everywhere — Mom's identity as an underpaid seamstress is vital to healthy family functioning.)
That day, too she called a seamstress who was making her some clothes.
Three or four buttons would have mirrored the angled edge of the bodice opening, but two just looks like the seamstress was a bit off sewing the buttonholes in.
I can call the seamstress and see if she can change my appointment.
Women in Belkin's situation like to say that they "have" to work because this allows them to ally their life choices with the noble struggle of poorer women; no one would call a seamstress a bad mother if her hours away bought her children more nutritious food and safer shelter.
In the province of Capiz twelve and a half cents gold per day for a seamstress is the recognized price for an American to pay -- natives get one for less.
For I don't call the seamstress an angel till Ma says the poor thing must "walk."