Michelle Grady

Features Editor, Homestyle and Your Home

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Michelle started sewing six years ago after finding a handmade dress in a thrift shop and thinking: “I could make that!” Passionate about sustainable fashion, she’s usually found rummaging through her existing stash of fabrics and patterns for inspiration, or looking for second-hand garments she can repair, alter or upcycle. Her favourite techniques include pressing, topstitching and using her overlocker for a speedy seam finish (although she’s also partial to a French or bound seam for special projects). Her recent me-made garments have included the Wrap Dress and Bea Blouse patterns from Simply Sewing. She shares her makes at www.eclectic-threads.com and on Instagram @threadseclectic

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