Wonder South

Surplus & Sight

Dispatch 06: Wonder South x Dressed New Orleans

Chloe Marie Johnson for Wonder South.

Chloe Marie Johnson for Wonder South.

When we decided we wanted to create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece that spoke to the Louisiana wetlands, raised money for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and shared the hard work and talent of a local artist, we looked no further than Sigourney Morrison, the inventive chain-stitch craftswoman who works out of the Big Easy under the moniker Dressed New Orleans. It's a reference to po-boys, and our Louisiana culture, and that's just one reason we love her.

We told her we wanted to use our slogan "WONDER FOREVER," and Sigourney immediately conjured images and sketches of cypress trees and egrets—that dreamy swamp of south Louisiana that drips sweet with memory and adventure, like honey. After a dozen hours at her worktable, operating her vintage Singer machine from the 1940s, she completed the piece. 

This colorful one-off design is stitched on a durable indigo pre-wash Wrangler denim jacket. It is available from our Dry Goods Store, and a portion of proceeds goes to help stop coastal erosion in our beloved Bayou State. 

Nick Martino for Wonder South.

Nick Martino for Wonder South.

Sigourney at her beloved Singer.

Sigourney at her beloved Singer.

We heart them too! Sigourney's creations often evoke the spirit of the South.

We heart them too! Sigourney's creations often evoke the spirit of the South.

Photo by Nick Martino.

Photo by Nick Martino.

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