Bella Malis

Mesa, Az

As the daughter of a professional dressmaker/alteration woman, I always had a sewing machine (old Singer shop model with an added motor) in the house. I remember Mother having customers in the house at all hours of the day. She went out to work as a fitter and alteration woman at an early age, since she was apprenticed in the old country at 12. I started playing with the sewing machine, and I've not stopped since. At 80 with only one ... Read Full Bio »