The seamstress is a lovely old woman whose husband died many years ago, while off on one his roving parties.
So now she fills her time mending clothes.
She lives alone in a tiny little cottage which is high enough for her bent posture, but proves somewhat of a problem for taller people. Many big men leave her house with bumps on their foreheads.
She has a big collection of cats that roam freely around the house and the little garden - waiting for the mice to emerge from the cracks in the wall.