dressmaker dressmaker  /d ˈrɛs ˌmeɪ kər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone who makes or mends dresses

Usage(s):

  1. Lane Bryant, dressmaker made rich by the stout women she has dressed stylishly, addresses her customers intimately:.
  2. Then Belle Livingstone told the dressmaker to follow her to a ferry station.
  3. The experiences that drive neural activity, says Yale's Rakic, are like a sculptor's chisel or a dressmaker's shears, conjuring up form from a lump of stone or a length of cloth.

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  1. Fraser noted that Muir was also much favoured by the wives of ambassadors, recalling an event she attended in Washington where two such gilded creatures bonded over the words: "I see from your buttons we share a dressmaker."
    on Nov 1, 2008 By: Antonia Fraser Source: Sunday Herald

  2. "That still holds," says Conran. "I feel that I am in my heart more dressmaker than showman. I like making the much quieter things that are craft and skill based, that's my love. For me making quite simple dresses is a pleasure."
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Jasper Conran Source: Independent

  3. Early on, when the Archbishop of Dublin demanded changes to his portrait, Stuart responded that "a dressmaker may alter a dress; a milliner a cap; a tailor a coat, but a painter may give up his art, if he attempts to alter to please."
    on Mar 25, 2005 By: Gilbert Stuart Source: Washington Post

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