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    More than what it ‘seams’: How Iisha Lemming’s journey and working with Dolly Parton led her to Lipscomb

    When you enter Iisha Lemming’s office in the CEA at the McFarland Science Center, a framed photo of legendary musician, businesswoman, and philanthropist Dolly Parton immediately captures your attention. For Lemming, this image is more than a tribute to an American icon. It’s a memento from her fifteen years working alongside Parton and a reminder of a cherished friendship. Before joining Lipscomb as an adjunct professor and artist-in-residence for the Fashion and Design department, Lemming served as Dolly Parton’s pattern maker, or draper. Her journey into fashion was influenced by the women of her family. “My great-grandmother sewed. My mother and several of her sisters did too. I grew up…