Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cloche Hats

Hats are the first items that I started making and selling at little boutiques. I made my first hat of this style over 10 years ago when I moved to Seattle. The rainy winters inspired the joy of wearing beautiful hats. It makes me think of all the ways we adapt to our environments, and how artfully enjoyable it is to be human.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Turn on the lights

Holiday dresses are the best dresses!

This dress is even better in person! The sleeves are made with a cashmere sweater I had with moth holes in it, up cycled!!!

Santa on a Scooter

Frosty the Snowman

Check out my etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlamCloud?ref=hdr_shop_menu

shameless plug.......

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Shift Dresses

I've been making lots of great shift dresses this last couple weeks. They are super cute, figure flattering, and they have pockets.

Sugar skull dress, it's at Sassafras in Belltown Seattle http://www.sassafras-seattle.com/

"Your a Hoot" owl shift on its way to Blush Boutique in Cleveland http://www.blushcleveland.com/

"Cheers!" a great party dress on it's way to Blush Boutique in Cleveland http://www.blushcleveland.com/

Drinking the cat kool aid shift dress available at the Pretty Parlor on Capital Hill in Seattle http://www.prettyparlor.com/

and this amazing special order, she picked out the fabric from Spoon Flower http://www.spoonflower.com/welcome

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I have lots of pictures of myself in stuff that I've made :) 
This was a men's t shirt I found at Value Village. I made it me size and added the hounds tooth sleeves. The shirt says "science fiction book club". The tights I made from this great jersey fabric that I got from Stitches http://stitchesseattle.com/index.html

I made this monster dress and 2 others to wear :)

Another dress that I made one for me and 2 others fro Frock Shop http://www.shopfrockshop.com/ I love how the mod style of the dress goes so great with the face fabric.

This is a mouse dress and me with a coffee makes me poop mug, because it's true.

I started working on this maxi dress late this last summer, I'm looking forward to making them next summer, perhaps some fun simple florals

Monday, November 17, 2014

I have 69 Items in my Etsy Shop!!!

....... and I've been making lots of fun Raglans with feathers, and octopus? es octopussies.. Yep. New stuff went to Sassafras in Belltown

New stuff went to Monster in Ballard

You can also find that Space shift on my etsy site. https://www.etsy.com/listing/211650975/miss-universe?ref=shop_home_active_2

I made some fantastic Girls Best Friend dresses
I have a small and a medium on my etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/209956607/girls-best-friend?ref=shop_home_active_9

Lots of new stuff going up all the time, and shipping out. I'm planning to make some fun new cat raglans too, and I have some super fun shift dresses in the works this week. I love making stuff.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Finally

Been slacking on the blog here, but here's just a little of what I've been working on.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stylish vs Fashionable

I've had some nice conversations lately about the difference between style and fashion. In my opinion fashion is keeping up with trends. Wearing  whatever color or silhouette is in regardless of how it works into your personal style or how it will look on you. This issue, is why I love small fashion, local designers, small artistic shops, and little vintage boutiques. With these businesses and people your style isn't about what's hot right now, but about YOU and how you want to feel and look.

Style is about creating a wardrobe that feels and looks like you and perhaps who you want to be.

This is an amazing dress by Seattle designer Frankie Four http://www.frankiefour.com/about.html She makes ultra flattering and comfortable dresses, bathing suits (for men and women), cowl neck tops, and ties. The Betsey Johnson necklace is one of the many unique pieces found at the Pretty Parlor http://www.prettyparlor.com/ Both dress and necklace are available at the Pretty Parlor.

This is a magical and frilly knit dress by Seattle Designer Raymond Chapman. Raymond designs beautiful and classic retro inspired pieces. His creations are so beautifully crafted that they will be staples in your closet for years. Dress and necklace available at the Pretty Parlor

Here's one of my pieces :) I call it Gravity. I love this style of dress. It's very flattering on every shape and it's super comfortable. This dress is available in Med and Large at Monster http://www.monsterartandclothing.com/
Monster is a fantastic store with lots of creative and fun things for your body and for your walls.

Speaking of Monster, this octopus cameo necklace was designed by Monsters own Jessie Beans https://www.etsy.com/shop/jessiebeans and this fantastic knit chevron dress was designed by Seattle's own J Von Stratton http://jvonstrattondesigns.com/ Both dress and necklace are available at the Pretty Parlor.

Another Glam Cloud piece. I make these comfy and great fitting raglans. They are a great hit. A size variety is going to Frock Shop http://www.shopfrockshop.com/ this week.
 The owner of Frock Shop is another Seattle designer, she makes very pretty and versatile dresses and curates a beautiful clothing shop.

Lastly here is a dress that I made for myself, I love fabric. I often find myself fawning over the fabric at Nancy's Sewing Basket http://www.nancyssewingbasket.com/ on Queen Anne Hill. That's where I found this amazing fabric. I knew when I saw it that I needed to make a dress out of it. In my idealistic mind that is what style can be, a connection between fashion and you.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Kitsch and Cute

I like kitsch! It's my favorite, I love it when my clothing has some sort of hidden meaning. The best dress is pretty but also has some little thing about it that makes people stop and think "oh wow that has a ______ on it, how cool!"

ET dress! I made this out of sheets. I have two of them and one is going up on my etsy site this week. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlamCloud?ref=hdr

This is perhaps one of the cutest and prettiest dresses I've ever made, I love the kitty fabric so much, and how can you go wrong with cupcakes. This dress is up and for sale on my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/194469065/kitties-and-cupcakes?ref=listing-2

Excuse me? I mustache you a question. I got that name from my Cousins wife who is a teacher :)

This is one of the many dresses that I made for myself for my birthday last month

Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Raglans

These great raglans are so comfy, cute, and carefree. I can't make enough of them

The raglans are just available in stores now, but I'm hopping to make enough to put on my esty site very soon. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlamCloud?ref=hdr

Thursday, May 22, 2014

My Fabric Drawers

Every week is a new adventure in dress making. I'm still taking things apart, and making them into new dresses
the two dresses on the left came from the one on the right that I made last year. I think the new dresses have the same feeling of adventure as the original but maintain more of a classic feel.

I made two of these, they were re made from a couple skirts. I call them "Little Cats on the Prairie"

This lovely cupcake dress was made with some fabric pieces I saved from a few other dresses. The black fabric is a fun mole skin.
I love this camera fabric, I was delighted to find enough of it to make this dress.
Then this monster dress, was made with the fabric left from a few mod dresses that I had made.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sassafras is Great!

I get to know, visit, and talk to  lots of wonderful shop owners. One of these shop owners is Amy Tipton. Her shop is called Sassafras http://www.sassafras-seattle.com/ and it's located in Belltown Seattle. Her shop is dedicated to selling and promoting local and small designers.  Sassafras is filled with  wonderful and creative pieces by wonderful and creative local artists and artisans. Sassafras also has a space below where many of the designers work and create. So the piece you purchase may have just traveled up the stairs :)

I brought some new dresses by last Tuesday and took a few pictures of the delightful pieces on display.

Glitter Sweet! I love these bags. Pretty and durable. Big enough to store your personal stuffs, a tablet or book, but not so big that it'll weigh you down. 

Lovely and rustic leather purses and bags are what Moo Young makes, I got to meet her when I was there too, we had a great conversation about supporting and being involved in the local art community. It's super inspiring to get to meet others who want to make Seattle unique and beautiful.

So many great clothing designers are featured at Sassafras. Its a great place to pick up that dress for a wedding you might be going to this summer, or just your favorite T shirt.

Owl dress by me Glam Cloud :)

Sassafras also has so many great jewelry designers and some of the cutest and funniest cards ever. A fantastic location for special gifts.