My desire to create comes from a desire to live a more creative life. I decided to take a leap of faith and spend more time seeking ways to make my work life more meaningful and to be more intentional in my creative endeavors.
After 20-plus years working in the Aging/Gerontology field and finishing graduate school, I started to imagine new possibilities in my mind's eye.
parker + simonne designs is a step towards living a more authentic, engaged life.
My mother started sewing my clothes when I started elementary school: lots of plaids and knickerbocker outfits. In 2012, after my daughter ParkerSimonne was born, I started to teach myself to sew.
It takes a lot of practice. I am committed to the art of sewing, designing and 'making, in general. Sewing is one of the art forms I choose to share my growth, creativity and imagination.
My inspiration is rooted in a love of world travel, global textiles and the need to find comfortable and colorful clothes that can work for any BODY type.
Tops & Tunics are a staple for any wardrobe. I hope you find something you like in what I create. I am always open to ideas and collaborations.
One, two or three of a kind tops and tunics in xs-xxl. handmade in Portland, Oregon.
Unique fabrics sourced from all over the world.
Come and see me in Kenton, in North Portland or you can order online starting Saturday, April 8th, 2017.