Deborah is a keen sewer and blogger who likes to share ideas with her sewing community.
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She describes her style as ‘vintage with a modern twist’, and often combines patterns to make clothes perfect for her shape.
The longer I sew the more anxious I get if I don’t do something sewing related each day.Deborah
Deborah’s mum taught her to sew when she was just 11, and now there’s nothing she likes more than locking herself away in her craft room.
Originally from Blackburn, Deborah now lives in Manchester with her new husband Terence and works for Manchester Metropolitan University. Before that, Deborah had a job in a fabric shop which she thinks definitely fuelled her love of sewing.
Once she’s perfected a garment that fits her well Deborah, makes lots of other versions of it in different colours and fabrics. Deborah is currently trying to develop her own wardrobe of dresses and skirts for work, but the garment she is most proud of making is her wedding dress.
“If I have a project on the go I can’t wait to get back home! I finish work at 4.30pm so dash off to get the bus and start sewing immediately. If I don’t have a project planned I’ll have my tea and go up and tidy my sewing room and then start to make something. The longer I sew the more anxious I get if I don’t do something sewing related each day.”