dressmaking


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dress·mak·er

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

dress′mak′ing n.
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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
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Translations

dressmaking

[ˈdresmeɪkɪŋ] Ncostura f, corte m y confección
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dressmaking

[ˈdrɛsˌmeɪkɪŋ] nsartoria; (school subject) → taglio e cucito
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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. She saw that he was studying her, and she laughed a little uneasily, looking all the time into his eyes.
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.
"Take my advice, Mademoiselle, try dressmaking." He looked at his watch.
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. That she was frightened and bewildered, and that she was bravely striving to hide it, was quite plain to me.
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. She has unusual ability in instrumental music.
'You must try it, and if the life is too hard, perhaps dressmaking or tambour-work will come lighter.
ey include plumbing, masonry, hairdressing, dressmaking, soap making, motorbike repair, welding and food processing.
The DAR and Tesda inked an agreement that would provide farmer-beneficiaries and their dependents training on entrepreneurial courses such as baking, dressmaking, coffee-making and automotive, among other technical and vocational courses.
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) Wolverhampton is organising a dressmaking and pattern cutting course, which will take place at the Bob Jones Community Hub in the city.