The queen said: "Do you know what to do! call a tailoress, and have a dress precisely like this bought, and take off this one before my son comes."
Opposed to her was the sartorella, or little tailoress, which may be said to be synonymous with the French grisette.
When I ask for a garment of a particular form, my tailoress tells me gravely, â€œThey do not make them so now,â€ not emphasizing the â€œTheyâ€ at all, as if she quoted an authority as impersonal as the Fates, and I find it difficult to get made what I want, simply because she cannot believe that I mean what I say, that I am so rash.
My mother was a skilled tailoress; my father a quarry worker who worked his way through the engineering school at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
My wife is a tailoress, makes all kinds of men's clothing and is acquainted with all kinds of housework.