Dedicated seamstress to call it a day
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.
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.