For other uses, see Dressmaker (disambiguation).
"Seamstress" redirects here. For the graphics library, see Seam carving. For other uses, see The Seamstress.
Pierre Balmain and the actress Ruth Ford, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1947

A dressmaker is a person who makes custom clothing for women, such as dresses, blouses, and evening gowns. Also called a mantua-maker (historically) or a modiste.

Notable dressmakers

Jean-Baptiste Jules Trayer, Breton seamstresses in a shop 1854). Prior to the Industrial Revolution, a seamstress did handsewing.

See also


  1. Liz Jones for The Daily Mail, 12 June 2006
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