Hi! I’m Kate and welcome to Upper Looper! In nearly every one of my early school pictures, I’m wearing a dress that my mother smocked and my grandmother sewed. Made with so many loving hands, I’ve passed those dresses on to my own girls. Some have needed repairs over the years, a snap resewn, a hem restitched, but the quality and time put into the dresses show through. Over 30 years later, my girls play, explore, create, run, and pretend in the same dresses I wore as a child.
I first started sewing in high school, but my passion for sewing took off after my youngest was born, inspired by the dresses my mother and grandmother made for me. I wanted my children to have clothing that was unique, high quality, and fun to wear, and I want my customers to have that too. That’s what you’ll find at Upper Looper – unique and vibrant handmade children’s clothing that reflect the joys of childhood.