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Open Letter to Mimi Goodwin & #MiMicItMonday

So on the beginning of my first week of blogging, I decided to pen an open letter to my mentor Mimi Goodwin...

Dear Mimi,
I had no idea that when I bought my sewing machine in 2011 what exactly I was gonna do with it, (that machine would go on to sit in the box for almost 2 years). In early July 2013, I discovered your blog on a friend's Facebook page, little did I know that this one click would change my life forever!

I was headed toward a transition that I didn't see coming, my wedding engagement was coming to an end and it devastated me and  I felt lost. I knew I needed something to take my mind off of the pain I was feeling. I was headed in a downward spiral and no one knew it but me, and you Mimi Goodwin saved me from myself.

So after I tried and SUCCESSFULLY completed 3 of your tutorials on the first try, I knew I had found my therapy. You were and still are always so kind, answering inbox questions without hesitation, offering help whenever I asked. You will never know how much that means to me!

Meeting you, not once, twice, but 3 times has been life changing! Because of you I took my very first plane ride and vacation at the age of 42...Fast forward to now and here I am starting a blog and a potential business. I only hope I can be half of the inspiration to someone else that you have been to me. I promise to make you proud!!!

                                                                                                            Your #1 fan,


While I get lots of inspiration from my mentor Mimi Goodwin, I get inspiration from other different sources also. I didn't have a lot of style growing up...well I didn't think so. My grandma kept us in very nice clothes from Macy's, Haynes and Sears but it wasn't what the average kid was wearing. High School was totally different, Jordans and Guess jeans were in and I had neither.

Now since I've learned to sew, I can now create my own style, but I'm still not quite sure what that style is yet! I have tried making several different things to find my niche and its clear I have a love affair with Maxi Dresses and Skirts, and Fitted Midi Dresses. However its also a safe bet that I'm totally obsessed with hoods, pockets and bows...LOL!

I see things on other bloggers, whether handmade or RTW (ready to wear), music videos, celebrities, regular people, the news (Liz Cho and Sade Baderinwa the Instagram, Facebook and my friends inbox me inspiration pics all the time. While I consider myself an intermediate beginner, a lot of things go into my inspiration files for when I get more experience.

So on Mondays I will take a look I am inspired by to mimic...sometimes it may be the same fabric but always with my own little twist to it, So who better to Mimic first than my fabulous mentor Mimi and this super cute cape (which is a free sew along on YouTube) and a DIY black and white striped dress...

Special shout out to my daughter Natasia for capturing these shots for me in a pinch!

Until next time...Lots of Love
and Keep it 
Sassy, Classy, Sexy, Period.


  1. I love it Lawana! You are gonna make me try this blogging thing! Now I need you to take a pic with the Rodeo Drive Sunnies.. Lol...

    1. Go for it! Take the course! Girl somebody jacked me for my rodeos!

  2. Awesome! Mimi G is also an inspiration of mine, along with some other bloggers. I came across your pictures on IG and I really like how you add your twist to everything. Blessings!

  3. You are the best. Can't wait to see who you mimic next. Always have the best smile.

  4. *STANDING UP AND APPLAUDING YOU* Great job Darling, you always make me proud and I am so excited fro you. Thank you for being such a loyal fan and friend. xoxo

    1. It's not hard to do when you are so giving of yourself...changing the world

  5. I loved it! #mimicitmonday is brilliant

  6. You have always been an amazing woman! God has blessed you with many talents. I am glad you are enjoying yourself. Thanks for being a friend and May God continue to increase your territory! <3 <3 <3

    1. I'm gonna have to get u to shoot me too....I love u

    2. I'm gonna have to get u to shoot me too....I love u

  7. Lawana, Fab-Lawana, # 1 Darling. You rock. You are an inspiration. I look forward to your blog posts. I wish you all the success.
    After seeing how excited you were about Mimi's Blog 101, and starting your blog, I decided to stop making excuses and putting off doing mine.
    Your enthusiasm and determination has given me the KICK I needed.
    You go girl.
    Smooches my sew sistah!

    1. Go for it Trudi... Mimi gives us the tools, we just need to use them

  8. Awesome! Awesome! I love it, Lawanna! You do it, #1 Darling! Love your letter to Mimi! #MiMicItMonday! LOVE it! Your outfit is right on. Hehehe!!! Mondays are gonna be so much fun for your followers.

  9. What an awesome open letter to MimiG. You have r ally taking your blogs to another level. Sew proud! Keep it going sis.

    1. Thanks Sharon... you are doing your thing too! Thanks for the support!

  10. Always surprised at your creations . Looks great.cant wait to hear from you again and see what else you have created in the lab

    1. Your support is the most important to me...thanks for your love and encouragement!

  11. I know Mimi is proud of u boo. Keep up the good work! 😘😘😘 Stripes look good on u! 😝😝😝

    1. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yes indeed they do!! Thanks Tulisha!


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