Trishawna grew up in a fabric store.
Her sewing education began at age five when she secretly used her mom’s serger to make her mother a birthday gift. Given the child’s persistence and the impending danger she posed on herself, her mom was forced to start Trishawna’s formal sewing education a few years earlier than planned.
Her sewing education began at age five when she secretly used her mom’s serger to make her mother a birthday gift. Her mother, while grateful for the gift, recognized the danger the child posed on herself if left to her own devices, and she was forced to start Trishawna’s sewing education a few years earlier than planned.
Trishawna spent her childhood summers in the family basement constructing award-winning 4-H projects with matching accessories and singing along to country radio. This pretty much sums up who she is today.
By the age of 18, she had 13 years of experience operating a sewing machine, in contrast to only two years behind the wheel of a car. She decided to use this to her advantage and get her higher education in fashion design. Her undergraduate degree in Clothing & Textile Design is from the University of Nebraska, and her graduate degree in Fashion Design is from the Domus Academy in Milan.
Trishawna spent 10 years on the West Coast as a swimwear designer, but she ultimately decided she had strayed too far from her roots. She needed a job that kept her closer to the cloth, fabric that is, but her desire also led her to Catholic Charities where she has been running the Sewing Training Academy since August of 2015.