The duties of a lady's maid was to wait upon the lady of the house. She would attend to dressing her, apply her make-up, style her hair and put on her jewellery. A lady's maid would also sew, mend and alter her clothes. She would take breakfast to her room in the mornings and draw the lady a bath when required. A lady's maid would not be expected to clean, this would be left to other servants. Violet is dressed very plainly. She wears a black dress with a white collar. Violet has a white apron with the top ties crossed at the back and the bottom ties make a neat bow at the back. Violet wears her hair in a bow with a smart white head piece.