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.
handmade in Portland, Oregon.
Unique heritage textiles sourced from all over the world.