The Year I Made 12 Dresses

A struggling writer, an enigmatic shop clerk, an old sewing machine and an inspirational journey of discovery…

…where every dress is more than it appears to be.


After her mother’s unexpected death, struggling writer Charlotte (Charlie) Hudson moves into her family house after her older, mostly absent sister Evelyn instructs her to empty the family home of objects and memories to ready it for sale.

When Charlie stumbles on a dusty old sewing machine hidden away among the clutter of detritus in the basement, she has no idea of the journey it will take her on, or of the secrets it might reveal about her mother, her family and herself. If only she will let it.

With the help of an enigmatic fabric-guru named Al, Charlie discovers how little she really knows about anyone – especially herself.


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About Patricia J. Parsons

Patricia J. Parsons (aka P J Parsons) has written a dozen books, including health and business books, as well as a memoir and two historical novels in addition to her women’s fiction. She has been a fashion design and sewing fanatic for most of her life, a passion she writes about online at The GG Files blog. She lives, writes and sews in Toronto.

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