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My Story

Lorraine and Blair was created in 2015 

by Owner, Creative Designer and Dressmaker Cassie Howes. 

“I spent many years sewing pyjama’s, costumes, clothing and quilts drawing inspiration from my busy life as a Wife and Mother to 4 amazing kids.

Hailing from the South West of WA,  I grew up surrounded by an extremely talented and crafty family. I excelled in sports and spent my weekdays training and my weekends competing but it was the many school holidays I spent alongside my Nan at her sewing machine, that led to a love of sewing and craft. 

I’ve always had a million ideas, but not enough time to work on them. I’m extremely proud of the time I dedicated to bringing up my children, and my years as an Early Childhood Educator. It was after a move across the country for my Husband’s work that I decided it was time to let some of those ideas out of the bag. After much trial and error, I came up with my first collection of loungewear designs.  More recently I’ve added a range of Weekend Bags to complement my collection. 

Although I am the designer, cutter and sewer it is a family effort, after all Lorraine and Blair comes from mine and my husbands middle names, It is a union and a team effort. Every Idea is discussed over a cup of coffee, and Tristan (husband) stays up late and helps with labelling, packaging and pours many cups of tea at my beck and call, even after his 12hr work day.  My 4 kids prepare the swing tags, organise the post outs and always help with the heavy lifting. I am lucky and so blessed to be surrounded by my family that support my dreams and help me work towards my goals.  

So what are My Dreams and aspirations……well I have many, but for now I know that I do what I love Every Single day and I love what I do”.

Cassie xo