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Dress Shop

Dress Shop

If there was a lady talented in sewing, she usually worked out of her home, sewing clothing to earn some money. Most women made their own clothes, but the dressmaker (seamstress) could sew special outfits. Settlers could take their clothes to a seamstress for repairs or alterations. 

Dressmakers are very talented at sewing clothes.

If business was good, a dress shop might be set up on the main street of town. Hats, accessories, and fabric were also sold at the dress shop. Later, clothing was also bought through mail order catalogues.

The front of a suit store is shown. The front window is large and has a big display of suits hung from a hanging rod. There are also men's accessories on display such as scarfs, hats, briefcases, and gloves.


Shops would also open where men could order and purchase suits.

Dress shops sold women’s clothes including dresses.