From The Heretic Knowledge Vault
Polly's day job, as disclosed here, and one of those little nods toward fantasy literature that shows that Poe knows his stuff. For those familiar with Terry Pratchett and his "Discworld" series, the seamstress' guild is a leading establishment catering to a heterosexually-needy male clientele. They do not, in most cases, actually sew. See the Discworld wiki for more details, if they aren't obvious.
"Pants sewn while you wait!"