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Ashro Woman: Dorothy S.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Dorothy S. from Berwyn, IL

This talented woman has a heart of gold—and a gift for sewing. In fact, she makes all of her own clothes (except for the ones she buys from Ashro once a year). Looking pretty is fun for Dorothy.

Sometimes she’ll dress up just to sit in her backyard and admire her flower garden. As a Christian, however, Dorothy doesn’t keep it to herself. She shares her passion for fashion and talent for sewing with others in a two-fold ministry: teaching young people how to sew and making custom prom gowns for girls that are trying hard in school. What a great way to use her gifts!

As a self-employed woman, Dorothy truly enjoys answering to herself. She credits her husband and son as her greatest influences. “They have always believed in my dreams and supported me for working on each and every one of them.” As you can imagine, Dorothy takes care of them right back through encouragement and care…not to mention her best dish: ribeye steak with baked potatoes. YUM.


Dorothy S.
Which city do you live?
Which state do you live?
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
stunning in her skin and the outside will shine on. Confident, exciting in life, smiling within that forces the outer her to shine.
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
Self employed. I love not having to answer to give an answer for my work as being unsatisfying. I do not like complaints when it is not on me.
How do you spend your free time?
Listening to music and reading and talking on the phone with my friends and family
What small thing makes you happy?
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
ribeye steak with bake potato and I make it for my husband and son.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
my husband and my son because they have always believed in my dreams and supported me for working on each and every one of them.
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
I volunteer in helping young ones by teaching them how to sew. I also volunteer custom gowns for proms to those that try hard in school.
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
What do you love about fashion and style?
I love to look pretty and any one around me I love to be the one to help them to look pretty.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
My exc mother in law
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
I dress up nicely to sit in my back yard. I love beauty and since I love flowers, I sit and stare into my garden and admire their beauty
How has your style evolved over time?
starting out very young with style threw me into the world of style and beauty that I so much enjoy even at 64 years.
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
love wearing stylish hats that brings out my outfits
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
Yes, head wraps that bring out the style for the occasions
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
Yes, I wear wigs of long or short depending on the season
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
I am a Christian and try to live my lifestyle according
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
No I attend a Kingdom Hall and the information is taking from the Bible’s verses
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
studying the Bible on a 24-7 and talking about and sharing experiences from the Bible
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
That I want to live everyday as though it is my last day on earth, always taken life serous and contact my family and friends to make sure they are doing ok and give encouragement to them in which It is returned to me
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
I can say that I make all my clothes but I shop once a year and Ashro is where I do my shopping.

Thanks for making the world more beautiful, Dorothy!

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