Ask Claudette Hankins about her dressing room. It’s her favorite place inside her Lake Cable home. The former spare bedroom was redesigned by Christine Ridgway, principal and lead designer of Empire Designs and Events, and features a chandelier, white antique armoire and wall-to-wall open shelving to perfectly organize and display Hankins’ vast wardrobe, including some of her roughly 120 hats.
Growing up, Colette Wasdahl wasn’t one to sit at her mother’s side to watch her sew. The fifth child of eight, Colette said she preferred playing outside at the time. Her mom sewed for the family, usually after children were tucked into bed at night.