dressmaking


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dress·mak·er

 (drĕs′mā′kər)
n.
One that makes women's clothing, especially dresses.

dress′mak′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dressmaking - the craft of making dressesdressmaking - the craft of making dresses    
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
couture - high fashion designing and dressmaking
Translations

dressmaking

[ˈdresmeɪkɪŋ] Ncostura f, corte m y confección

dressmaking

[ˈdrɛsmeɪkɪŋ] n (= activity) → couture fdress rehearsal nrépétition f généraledress sense n
to have dress sense, to have good dress sense → savoir s'habiller
He has no dress sense at all → Il ne sait absolument pas s'habiller.dress shirt nchemise f à plastron

dressmaking

[ˈdrɛsˌmeɪkɪŋ] nsartoria; (school subject) → taglio e cucito
References in classic literature ?
The jewels which encircled her neck were priceless and dazzling; the soft material of her gown, the most delicate shade of sea green, seemed to foam about her feet, a wonderful triumph of allegoric dressmaking.
Delia Weeks, for example, was a maiden lady who did dressmaking in a small way; she fell ill, and although attended by all the physicians in the neighborhood, was sinking slowly into a decline when her cousin Cyrus asked her to come and keep house for him in Lewiston.
I sanction her new fancy for dressmaking, because it is sure to absorb all her attention, and to keep her at home.
Aunt Olivia and the Story Girl lived in a whirlwind of dressmaking after that, and enjoyed it hugely.
She made a wry pucker with her mouth, as though to advertise her ignorance of dressmaking.
At that minute Jo was particularly absorbed in dressmaking, for she was mantua-maker general to the family, and took especial credit to herself because she could use a needle as well as a pen.
Portia, the oldest of my three children, has learned dressmaking.
You must try it, and if the life is too hard, perhaps dressmaking or tambour-work will come lighter.
He said their voctional training was the only one offering national craft certificate in textiles and dressmaking in the country.
She said that "Rohi Craft" is a haven for knitting, stitching, cross stitch, jewellery and dressmaking and stitching enthusiasts, offering all the very latest supplies, ideas and innovations in the hobby world.
Cumming, the editor of a dress studies journal, provides a dictionary of fashion history, based on A Dictionary of English Costume 900-1900 and including aspects of post-1900 clothing; more information about people, practices, and processes in the production and wearing of clothing; expanded descriptions of processes of dressmaking, tailoring, and allied skills; and an expanded glossary to include 20th century fibers and fabrics.
Feisty Ella secures herself a place in the dressmaking room at Birchwood and finds herself making couture clothes for the guards and wives of the officers in charge of the camp.