Definition of dressmaker in English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘One way we learnt decision making was through the visits of the dressmaker who came to the house and made our clothes.’
    • ‘Female solo costumes might seem overpriced until you consider that a dressmaker spends 80 to 120 hours on a single costume.’
    • ‘At the same time there were harness makers, tailors, dressmakers, builders, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, watchmakers, saddlers, masons and carpenters.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As far as I knew not many dressmakers made clothes that would fit this tight.’
    • ‘More often than not, I must hire a dressmaker to alter my clothes.’
    • ‘He was the second oldest of nine children born to John and Mary Ann Quinn, a shoemaker and a talented dressmaker respectively.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Luckily for me, Will's Grandmother was a professional dressmaker, and as such was willing to put my costume together.’
    • ‘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.’
    garment maker, seamstress, needlewoman, tailoress
    tailor, outfitter, costumier, clothier
    couturier, designer
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