Ded­i­cated seam­stress to call it a day

South Western Times - - News -

FOR 28 years, Dorothy Mor­ri­son dili­gently sewed all but two of the Grace Chris­tian Pri­mary School girls pinafores – adding up to an as­tound­ing 1500 uni­forms.

When Grace Chris­tian School opened in 1990, she was one of four women from the church asked to sew the pinafores and ended up be­ing the sole sup­plier.

On Fri­day she was recog­nised by the school for her decades of ser­vice af­ter de­cid­ing to pack away her sewing ma­chine this year.

“My eyes have gone quite a bit and I have arthri­tis in my thumbs, so the time came to give it away,” she said.

“I en­joyed it all ac­tu­ally. I got a bit mad at them now and again, but I never got bored of them – that was the funny thing about it.”

Prin­ci­pal Hugo de Rid­der said Mrs Mor­ri­son was a “real pi­o­neer” and praised her ded­i­ca­tion to the school.

“Dorothy has been so faith­ful in serv­ing the school... she is one of the many who gave up so much to get the school going,” he said.

Pic­ture: Emily Ace Photo avail­able at west­

Grace Chris­tian School stu­dents Amy Hunt, Year 6, and Edima Mar­i­anahMark-Johnson, Year 1, show off some of the last school pinafores sewed by Dorothy Mor­ri­son.

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