Laura admires 'Wonder Woman" and a comparison could arguably be drawn with Laura's effort to turn her self-taught 'hobby' sewing skills into a thriving professional dressmaking business. Originally educated as a Chemistry Teacher, Laura began making clothes at home for her daughter, from an off cut of material, and then made clothes for herself too. Slowly the realisation came to Laura that she could make clothes for adult women - and sell them! Laura combines her other passion - Pop Culture - into her dressmaking. Wonder Woman is her favorite character. As a homage to her humble beginnings, Laura has retained the name for her business she chose when she was making clothes for children, Pigtails and Pirates.