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Seamstress becoming local celebrity in Gladstone

Stiching together the stories of neighbors
Posted at 2:33 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 18:01:29-04

A local seamstress is in the spotlight thanks to her loyal customers. For three decades Mary Riley, who owns Sew Sweet Alterations, has been cutting and sewing fabric. Local police, firefighters, and her regulars praise her for her work.

"She's been in Gladstone for years and I've been several times and keep coming back. Her store name says it all, 'Sew Sweet.' Mary really is that type of person," said customer, James New.

Riley was even handpicked by pop star Demi Lovato when she was in town a few years ago for a photo shoot.

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