DSC_6904-1 copyHi, I’m Katie and I’m the one-woman show behind August Lou Designs. I began making baby accessories and clothes in 2013 after having my first child and wanting a creative outlet as a stay at home mom. While experimenting with various designs and fabrications, and using my oldest son as a tester, I started fashioning items for him out of repurposed clothing and vintage fabrics creating aesthetically unique items that couldn’t be found anywhere else. I had found a wonderful hobby that friends and family were more than happy to support.

That hobby grew to become August Lou Designs, which is the lovechild of my backgrounds in Apparel Studies and Counseling from the University of Arkansas. I could use my creativity, and give back to children with special needs and disabilities at the same time… How could I not be in love using my two passions in life, after my babies and family of course. When I’m not behind the sewing machine or spending precious time with my littles, I am probably drinking too much coffee and coke zero, eating plenty of Mexican food, and enjoying a great glass of wine.

So for every piece bought, a portion of that sale goes to a charity or community that helps children with special needs and disabilities. Buying for the little one in your life can bring a smile to another precious one.