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Clare followed in her mother’s footsteps and is a medical consultant at a hospital in Portsmouth with specialist interest in lung cancer.

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Clare's job is hectic and sewing gives her an enjoyable creative escape.

It was through her mother that Clare was introduced to sewing, she used to make party dresses and taught her to sew when she was eight years old.

Clare didn’t start sewing in earnest until five years ago when her love of vintage clothing developed. She loves the 1930s and 1940s, and makes the majority of her own clothes using modern copies of vintage patterns.

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