26 Jun 2022

Gracie Matthews

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 26 June 2022

Gracie Matthews is bringing new life to old clothes. In the latest in our occasional series about people who repair and restore, we focus on the intricacies of repairing often fragile vintage clothing. Gracie Matthews offers a variety of costume and sewing services, her skills honed by nearly 18 years working on costumes for theatre and film. She's now based in Clevedon and often travels offering sewing and repair workshops. She tells Lynn about some of the special TLC vintage clothes require to survive the rigors of 21st century life.