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Someone who makes and sells hats.  Synonyms: hatmaker, hatter, milliner.
Someone who makes or mends dresses.  Synonyms: dressmaker, needlewoman, seamstress, sempstress.

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"Modiste" Quotes from Famous Books

... fashions and inventions, and, changing continually, was watched and copied by all Europe. Alterations in style frequently originated at the supper of a mistress, in the box of a dancer or in the atelier of a fine modiste; therefore, in that respect, that century differed little from the present one. Trade depended largely upon foreign patronage. Fortunes were made by the modistes, who were the great artists of the ...
— Women of Modern France - Woman In All Ages And In All Countries • Hugo P. Thieme

... authorities, questioning her as to where and how she had obtained her dress. She replied that she had bought it at an extravagant price from a French modiste in the city. She had rifled no tomb, but honestly paid down golden ounces, in exchange for her lawful property. To the modiste's went the officers of justice. She also pleaded innocent. She had bought it of a man who had brought it to her for sale, and had paid him much more than poids d'or, as indeed it was worth. By dint of further investigation, ...
— Life in Mexico • Frances Calderon de la Barca

... damn' idiot, and not a cake-shop!" cried the Baron, who rushed off to Madame Prevot's in the Palais-Royal, where he had a bouquet made up for the price of ten louis, while his man went to the great modiste. ...
— Scenes from a Courtesan's Life • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Modiste" :   maker, Ross, merchant, Betsy Griscom Ross, merchandiser, garment worker, garment-worker, hatmaker, Betsy Ross, shaper, milliner, garmentmaker

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