The business of dressmaking.

Charlotte Hill's Sketchbook

Charlotte Hill, a daughter of James and Mary Hill, created a sketchbook of her wardrobe betwen 1893-1896. She was a student at a New York City boarding school and in Paris during these years and had one dress made by Mrs. George F. Hall each fall season. Many of the other drawings in the sketchbook illustrate dresses or shirtwaists made by "E. H." This was Emma Holmquist, a seamstress who was part of the Hill family's household staff, working in the third floor sewing room.

Coming of Age with the New Century: The Fashion Sketchbook of Charlotte Elizabeth Hill, Carol Colburn. Published in Minnesota Creates: Fashion for A Century, Marilyn Revell DeLong, Editor.