seam·stress | \ˈsēm(p)-strəs also ˈsem(p)- \

Definition of seamstress 

: a woman whose occupation is sewing

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At least once a year, the Clines travel to India to present design workshops for the new collections and check in on the lives of the 130 seamstresses Anchal employs. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "These one-of-a-kind textiles are empowering Louisville women," 13 July 2018 Romero’s studio, Tintoreria, offers a luxury similar to having a stylish grandmother who happens to be a seamstress. Carmen Rosy Hall, Vogue, "This Natural Dyeing Service Will Give Your Sheets and Towels a Second Life," 1 July 2018 His father, Anthony, was a mason, and his mother, Elizabeth (Laganigro) Megliola, was a seamstress. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Nick Meglin, 82, a Mad Magazine Mainstay, Is Dead," 12 June 2018 In about six hours, longtime seamstress Yermen Romero stitched the gown and dressed Markle’s 16-inch bisque porcelain doll. Amanda Marrazzo,, "Niles doll company replicates Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding looks just hours after ceremony," 19 May 2018 Aikonen grew up in Finland and began sewing her own clothing at age 7 with the help of her seamstress grandmother. Diana Tsui, The Cut, "The Design Director Launching Brands for Sizes 14 and Up," 12 June 2018 When Kerrigan and Altman started, there were still factories in North Philly where seamstresses could sew uniforms at single machines. Joseph N. Distefano,, "Team Sports Planet: an Internet pioneer faces Amazon, private equity," 9 July 2018 Every seamstress needed extra fabric to account for a mistaken measurement — and adding that tidbit made for loyal customers. Fabiola Santiago, miamiherald, "South Miami-Dade leaders are right: If they settle for buses, they’ll never get rail," 6 July 2018 When someone called Rivera with a death threat, the seamstress fled. Esmeralda Bermudez,, "A caravan of migrants waits at America’s doorstep in protest and solidarity," 3 May 2018

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of seamstress

: a woman who sews clothes, curtains, etc., as a job


seam·stress | \ˈsēm-strəs \

Kids Definition of seamstress

: a woman who sews especially for a living

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