At the age of seven, Donna, used mom’s machine to sew a self-designed apron, and then traced pictures out of her coloring book onto tracing paper, pinned them to the apron, and embroidered them by hand onto the apron. This masterpiece was presented to her mom for Mother’s Day, and we can only imagine the joy and pride her mother felt when she opened it. The fact that the apron is still in perfect condition in Donna’s sewing room is the true testament.
Flash forward to 16-year-old Donna. Too young to enroll in a night-school sewing coarse, Donna and her mom enrolled together, and she continued to perfect her craft, advancing her skills and even producing a winter coat! Her creativity and talent caught the attention of others and she began to sew for friends, family and admirers of her work – she made a wedding dress at the age of sixteen!