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Colonial Market Museum:  Milliner / Dressmaker

Hello my name is Kathryn.  I am a dressmaker.  I am sewing a fashion doll dress.  A fashion doll is not a toy.  It is something that I take around house to house showing mothers what kinds of dresses they can get for their daughters.  I take their orders and bring them back to my shop where I make the real dresses.  I try to have many fabrics for my customers to pick from.  The fabrics I use are made out of linen and cotton.  I make them out of linen and cotton because they donít burn as fast as silk does.

Hello my name is Merry.  Iím a milliner.  Iím very busy working on a gown for Mistress Herold.  First I will have to measure customersí waist and arms.  Next I will have to ask my customer what designs the gown should have.  To make a gown I will need a sewing needle, fabric, ribbon and thread.   Thatís what a milliner does.

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Colonial Market Museum

Micki Vieille, Cara Herold, Sandy Bennett
Germantown Academy Third Grade
Ft. Washington, PA 19034

Web site Micki Vieille, 3rd grade technology coordinator, Jen Rotzell, 3rd grade assistant
Andrea Owens, home page coordinator

Last updated 01/30/2004

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