Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring at the Pretty Parlor

Here's me and Vincent the Parlor cat. He has lots of fans, including a little old man named Mr Chase who brings him bacon every morning.

Lots of great accessories are coming in all the time. hand bags and wallets by Lux De ville. Dressy retro inspired shoes by Remix, along with all the great vintage finds. (just to name a few)

The Parlor has recently undergone a few changes, one tiny one is the lingerie boudoir. Which includes creations and accessories by the Burlesque Boutique eyelashes, rhinestones, pasties, wigs, oh boy! Everything you'll need to get dressed up to undress.

Also included in the boudoir....Great Gifts! Anne Taintor. Want a pretty vintage lady with a snarky comment on a flask, serving tray, card, or coin purse? Who doesn't?

Oh, Yeah, don't forget about the dress! The Pretty Parlor has no shortage of dresses for every occasion. Easter is coming up, 4/20 ha! And on Capital Hill you'll want to celebrate with Paster Kaleb at the Century Ballroom and you'll want the perfect pastel hued outfit.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


I've always loved to imagine that I was in a fantasy world. Worlds with mermaids, dragons, and castles. I've grown to enjoy all sorts of amazing stories from comic books and science fiction. I guess that's why I'm so drawn to creating pieces with these kinds of images.
Mermaids! the colors in this are great, it also has anchors in the back ground. I'm a sucker for anything nautical.
Batman! One of my favorite super heroes! I wish Frank Miller made fabric :)
I used to watch Star Trek with my mom on Saturdays. It was my first introduction to Science fiction. I also wish I could find Alien fabric, that would be amazing!

Skulls are another thing that I can't get enough of, I feel like this obsession has something to do with an early love of horror films. I would like to have nosferatu fabric made, Mmmmm, yes!

So looks like I need to find some HR Giger fabric, some Frank Miller fabric, and it would be super rad to make a dragon dress!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

One of A Kind

Lately I'm trying to use my smaller pieces of fabric. So I'm having a great time getting back to making one of a kind dresses, I get to go through what I have and piece things together and then see what I can come up with

Friday, March 7, 2014

Day Dress

I love dresses. I love wearing them, and making them, for myself and for You! A dress can be the most comfortable and simple thing to wear, you don't have to worry about if everything goes together. All you need is a pair of cute shoes.  Also with a full skirted dress, you can eat a big burrito and not have to unbutton your top pants button ;)
Here's my most recent dress. I call it "the activities of mice" I will wear this dress to work, on dates, and perhaps even just to have coffee with a friend. So I started using the term "day dress" cute enough to be dressed up but casual enough to not feel out of place.

I've  gotten to make some special dresses for special costumers and discovered how much I love to work with them and make it just right :)
These are a few of my favorites! It's great fun to pick out unique prints that stand out and put them with simple more classic fabrics. Some people need a little help finding that perfect fabric, and some find just what they want on their own.

Here is myself and my friend Jasmine (in her special order) Another great part of making a dress just for you is that I find that some people are between sizes, for Jasmine I did the bodice of one size and the skirt of another to get just the right fit, She also wanted longer pockets :)
The dress I'm wearing is a cat print that I love to wear everywhere! I'm a huge fan of animals that look like print shapes from a distance.

If your looking for a great dress for lots of occasions feel free to email me with inquiries

another great thing about special orders is that you can pick out any fabric or even have something special printed at spoon flower