Advert for Mrs Wallace, theatrical & private dressmaker
Medium: Print on paper
Until the 1850’s every article of clothing had to be stitched by hand. This was a time consuming process and those employed to stitch the material were made to work long hours for low wages. After the invention of the sewing machine the production of clothing was revolutionised. Dressmakers were still employed by the middle and upper classes to make unique clothing for individuals as hand made clothes were a sign of wealth.