SEWING is one of the [...]

April 2013
Daily Mail;4/ 1/2013, p45
SEWING is one of the most restful hobbies. As a teenager, I made all my own clothes, re-cutting patterns to make skinny shift dresses, tight Bermuda shorts and shirts with curvy collars. As an architecture student, I designed and stitched silver coats and skirts for a trendy shop in Carnaby Street, so I was never exactly a poor student, though my college work probably suffered as a result. I was thrilled to find a new BBC2 series about dressmaking starts tomorrow at 8pm — until I read the host is that female faucet of mindless gush, stick insect fashionista Claudia Winkleman (right). She probably irons her hair, not her paper patterns, and knows as much about sewing as Sue Perkins does about baking. The BBC says looks don't matter when they choose their female presenters. You can't pull the darning wool over my eyes.


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