Updated: Apr 16, 2019
Someone with a really great last name, that's who!
Hi, my name is Laura! My obsession with sewing started at the wee young age of about 4. I remember sitting on the couch, watching soaps with my mom, and hand sewing tiny little change purses for her out of her random fabric scraps.
I had my own little sewing box shaped like a house, that I still have to this day and when i got older this turned into hand sewing dresses for myself that I would wear out and about. I would lay one of my store-bought dresses on the fabric and use that for my pattern. My mom wanted to encourage this craft, but also didn't want garments falling off me, so I enrolled in an after-school sewing class. Even though the pattern was a hideous pleated front pant with no back pockets, I was hooked! I pursued fashion design in college, but not at first. I was reluctant because I thought I would never find a job (pretty much true, especially in Michigan). I remember calling my Mom from the Wayne State student center because I was so unenthused about my classes…she said “Honey, follow your passion. Everything will work out, and have faith“…..and boom, just like that, I dropped all of my interior architecture classes, signed up for all fashion classes, and I never looked back. After the first semester, I was on the Deans list and after a year, I was President of the fashion design and merchandising club. I’m totally not saying all this to give myself a giant pat on the back, I’m simply agreeing with my Mom : have some faith in yourself, follow your passion and somehow the rest will fall into place.
Thank you Mom, for all of your nuggets of wisdom. I love you up in Heaven. xo, your fashion obsessed daughter.