[ US /ˈdɹɛsˌmeɪkɝ/ ]
[ UK /dɹˈɛsme‍ɪkɐ/ ]
  1. someone who makes or mends dresses
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How To Use dressmaker In A Sentence

  • My dressmaker has asked me to fit on the new suit tomorrow.
  • The dressmaker used a pin to fasten the pattern to the cloth.
  • 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. Wage Earning and Education
  • After a panicky call from her dressmaker, she is worried that her train is now so long she will not be able to walk in it. Times, Sunday Times
  • My dressmaker has asked me to fit on the new shirt.
  • In such a highly competitive field as the hunt, turnout was considered so important that women forsook their dressmakers and commandeered their husband's tailor, bootmaker and hatter to ensure that their appearance was perfect.
  • 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.
  • All human experience thrilled her; the choreman, the dressmaker, the postman, the caller; one and all, she hung on their words. Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910
  • She'd hoped to parlay her $500 payment for the article on dressmakers into a $1,000 fee for future work. ISAAC CAMPION
  • My dressmaker has asked me to fit on the new shirt.
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