dressmaking dressmaking  /d ˈrɛs ˌmeɪ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the craft of making dresses

Usage(s):

  1. Big dressmaking companies use cutting machines, not scissors.
  2. Miami dressmaking employment has risen from 5,000 in 1960 to 18,000 now.
  3. She went on to study widelymusic, dressmaking, metal crafts and premedical subjectsand in 1935 was married to an Austrian businessman.

News

  • A seamstress’ dressmaking passion

    BouChic, the new alterations and dressmaking business in Yellow Springs, sits at the very back of the white professional building on Xenia Avenue. Inside, owner Zara McCartney has neatly stacked bolts of cloth, drawers filled with a variety of patterns, a dressing room, sewing machines and a chalkboard wall for children.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Yellow Springs News

Quotes

  1. "We're at a time when we're entertained by air-guitar video games and reality competitions about hairstyling, dressmaking and grocery bagging," Mr. Kallman said in a telephone interview. "Straight No Chaser was this organic YouTube sensation....
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Craig Kallman Source: New York Times

  2. "I've always been interested in fashion design and dressmaking," Mrs Whyte said. "I want to make something young and flirty, and something fun to wear. My trademark was always to make you feel like a princess."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: White Source: NTNews.com.au

  3. Shortly after she arrived at Hammersmith, however, a friend suggested she tag along to dance classes in what Davies describes as a "cat-piss-smelling studio above a dressmaking factory off Oxford Street".
    on Sep 24, 2004 By: Siobhan Davies Source: guardian.co.uk

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