I'd sell fine lace and hand sew buttons on pretty dresses....
"I overheard a man telling Father that Girls should be taught the basic skills that were considered important to their future lives as wives and mothers. That hardly seems fair. What if I don’t want to marry? What if I wanted to be a shopkeeper? I’d sell fine lace and hand sew buttons on pretty dresses!"
See Your Georgian Girl, Lydia’s lovely lace sleeves.