WindyMountainDesigns

Windy Mountain Designs Ponchos, Clothing & Accessories

Spokane, Washington · 939 Sales

WindyMountainDesigns

Windy Mountain Designs Ponchos, Clothing & Accessories

Spokane, Washington 939 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(231)

Announcement   Welcome! This is a one woman shop, not a factory...all items are handmade in the USA by me... OR are authentic vintage or supplies >>> I use New, Repurposed, Upcycled, Recycled, eco, friendly, natural, leather, man made, or organic materials. I make Custom, Ready made, Plus, petite, mens, womens, Bohemian, and Renaissance, Clothes. I specialize in custom made leather, pants, moccasins, shirts, purses, tie dye, Pants, ready to dye, clothing, Bags N Hats. Hippie, boho, hippy, glitzy, glam, new years, graduation, prom, wedding dresses, tops, tee shirts, sari, sarong, skirt, tie dye, tees,plus, plus size, petite, custom, customizable, top, poncho, dress, caftan, ruana, hats, bag, hobo, bag, hood, hoody, patchwork, patch, patchy, jeans, jean skirt, blue jeans, knit, crochet, lace, N leather clothing, leather accessories, leather, bags, purses, cloth, handbags, hats, tube hats, dread hats,dread, dreadlocks, peasant, top, shirt, skirt, dress, cape, shawl, wrap, belt, accessories, pouch, coat, poncho, sari, sarong, plus size, petite size, women, men, children, kids, baby, Sizes: Petite, XXS, XS, S, M, Lg, L, 1X, XL, 2X, XXL, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X Also: Windy Mountain and Abigail Blue published books, watercolor, art, christian, Christ, Christ centered, hippie, hippy, boho, bohemian, fairy, faerie, goth, steampunk, viking,rasta, rastafarian, bob marley, grateful dead, deadhead, jewelry, hemp, fiber, wire, gem, gemstone, macrame, bead, watercolor, art, prints, custom art, custom, jean skirts, custom clothing, custom knitting and crochet, alterations, repairs. We make pants into jean skirts and make your pegged pants into vintage looking custom bell bottoms.
When our seasonal dye shop is open we do custom dying, custom curtains, custom tie dying.
We also serve up peace, love, and understanding whenever possible.

My self published poetry, watercolor art and children's books will SOON be available HERE once they are reprinted. One children's book is in the shop under Art section right now.

As a long time designer, I make most everything in this shop except the vintage items.

Check out my new scrolling ABOUT page while you're here too, it's really fun.

Love, Peace and Smiles, Windy

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

SHOP POLICIES:

[This Supercedes any other shop policies - last updated 4/18/16]

Please READ all of this before you order.

GOAL: Our foremost goal is to make happy satisfied customers.

Please communicate if there are any questions or problems with your order so I can have a chance to rectify it.

-I will do the best I can to satisfy you if at all possible.

-If a refund turns out to be the only way to solve the problem it will be made through a repair or shop credit ONLY. [You will be able to choose something else of like value in this shop after the item is returned in UN WORN and fresh smelling, undamaged NEW condition.

Unauthorized RETURNS will NOT be accepted UNLESS they are pre-authorized by Windy herself.
Our mail people will ship them back to you if you have not discussed it with Windy personally on email ahead of time and received an authorization number.
Authorization number MUST be on the OUTSIDE of the package before it will be accepted.
REFUNDS will be done with shop credits ONLY unless there are extenuating circumstances.

FIT: Please notice that you MUST read the listings and check the measurements before you order. This is the customers responsibility. If you order something without checking the measurements it is not my fault. Therefore, I do not take returns for FIT reasons unless the measurements happen to not be in the listing so you could have checked them ahead. This statement is in all my listings as well.

PERFECTION: I make and sell Art here. Fiber art, and any art is exactly that, ART. It is NOT a science. Fiber Art, like clothing I make and sell here, is especially inexact. Tie dye is also a medium that is hard to predict the outcome of. Please don't expect perfection. I am an artist so assymettry is often part of the one of a kind pieces. Examine the pictures closely before you purchase. My workmanship is excellent, however. If you are looking for perfection and perfect symmetry then you are not looking for true art. I am a true artist so maybe you don't belong here.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom orders are not returnable since they are usually so customized for the individual.
If you asked for it and I made it as we agreed, it belongs to you. If I made a mistake on the order we can talk about it and try to figure out what to do about it between us.

ONE OF A KIND WORK: One of a kind pieces cannot usually be made exactly alike again since the raw materials may not be available and for other artistic reasons.

All repeat customers get a 10% discount on all future orders IF they use the coupon code given to them after checkout.

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STORY and HISTORY:

Windy Mountain has been professionally designing for clients since 1974 in either soft leather, fabric, fur, hand dying, watercolor or yarn.
Over the years she has owned several retail shops, but has mostly done custom orders, craft shows and barter fairs.
You should join our client list. You never know what new things will inspire Windy so keep watching this shop and expect surprises.

You might even see her CHILDREN's BOOK and her POETRY Book (both waiting for a second printing) listed here soon.

We have so many things ready to load, it's just taking awhile since Windy does most everything herself and wears many hats (LOL).

To see Windy's ART & PHOTOGRAPHY visit Fine Art Website at
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/windy-mountain.html
visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Windy-Mountain-Designs to see whats currently going on in my design life and the latest listing in this Etsy shop.

Thanks for visiting.

I hope you come back again and again.

All repeat customers receive a 10% discount code for use on future orders.

Love and Peace,
in Christ,
Windy Mountain

Fiber artist, leather and fiber clothing designer, seamstress, wearer of many hats.
leather accessories, leather and fiber clothing designer, custom curtain maker, upholsterer, and tie dye artist
singer/songwriter, poet, fledgling novelist
watercolor and photographic artist

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 5, 2016

Welcome! This is a one woman shop, not a factory...all items are handmade in the USA by me... OR are authentic vintage or supplies >>> I use New, Repurposed, Upcycled, Recycled, eco, friendly, natural, leather, man made, or organic materials. I make Custom, Ready made, Plus, petite, mens, womens, Bohemian, and Renaissance, Clothes. I specialize in custom made leather, pants, moccasins, shirts, purses, tie dye, Pants, ready to dye, clothing, Bags N Hats. Hippie, boho, hippy, glitzy, glam, new years, graduation, prom, wedding dresses, tops, tee shirts, sari, sarong, skirt, tie dye, tees,plus, plus size, petite, custom, customizable, top, poncho, dress, caftan, ruana, hats, bag, hobo, bag, hood, hoody, patchwork, patch, patchy, jeans, jean skirt, blue jeans, knit, crochet, lace, N leather clothing, leather accessories, leather, bags, purses, cloth, handbags, hats, tube hats, dread hats,dread, dreadlocks, peasant, top, shirt, skirt, dress, cape, shawl, wrap, belt, accessories, pouch, coat, poncho, sari, sarong, plus size, petite size, women, men, children, kids, baby, Sizes: Petite, XXS, XS, S, M, Lg, L, 1X, XL, 2X, XXL, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X Also: Windy Mountain and Abigail Blue published books, watercolor, art, christian, Christ, Christ centered, hippie, hippy, boho, bohemian, fairy, faerie, goth, steampunk, viking,rasta, rastafarian, bob marley, grateful dead, deadhead, jewelry, hemp, fiber, wire, gem, gemstone, macrame, bead, watercolor, art, prints, custom art, custom, jean skirts, custom clothing, custom knitting and crochet, alterations, repairs. We make pants into jean skirts and make your pegged pants into vintage looking custom bell bottoms.
When our seasonal dye shop is open we do custom dying, custom curtains, custom tie dying.
We also serve up peace, love, and understanding whenever possible.

My self published poetry, watercolor art and children's books will SOON be available HERE once they are reprinted. One children's book is in the shop under Art section right now.

As a long time designer, I make most everything in this shop except the vintage items.

Check out my new scrolling ABOUT page while you're here too, it's really fun.

Love, Peace and Smiles, Windy

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

SHOP POLICIES:

[This Supercedes any other shop policies - last updated 4/18/16]

Please READ all of this before you order.

GOAL: Our foremost goal is to make happy satisfied customers.

Please communicate if there are any questions or problems with your order so I can have a chance to rectify it.

-I will do the best I can to satisfy you if at all possible.

-If a refund turns out to be the only way to solve the problem it will be made through a repair or shop credit ONLY. [You will be able to choose something else of like value in this shop after the item is returned in UN WORN and fresh smelling, undamaged NEW condition.

Unauthorized RETURNS will NOT be accepted UNLESS they are pre-authorized by Windy herself.
Our mail people will ship them back to you if you have not discussed it with Windy personally on email ahead of time and received an authorization number.
Authorization number MUST be on the OUTSIDE of the package before it will be accepted.
REFUNDS will be done with shop credits ONLY unless there are extenuating circumstances.

FIT: Please notice that you MUST read the listings and check the measurements before you order. This is the customers responsibility. If you order something without checking the measurements it is not my fault. Therefore, I do not take returns for FIT reasons unless the measurements happen to not be in the listing so you could have checked them ahead. This statement is in all my listings as well.

PERFECTION: I make and sell Art here. Fiber art, and any art is exactly that, ART. It is NOT a science. Fiber Art, like clothing I make and sell here, is especially inexact. Tie dye is also a medium that is hard to predict the outcome of. Please don't expect perfection. I am an artist so assymettry is often part of the one of a kind pieces. Examine the pictures closely before you purchase. My workmanship is excellent, however. If you are looking for perfection and perfect symmetry then you are not looking for true art. I am a true artist so maybe you don't belong here.

CUSTOM ORDERS: Custom orders are not returnable since they are usually so customized for the individual.
If you asked for it and I made it as we agreed, it belongs to you. If I made a mistake on the order we can talk about it and try to figure out what to do about it between us.

ONE OF A KIND WORK: One of a kind pieces cannot usually be made exactly alike again since the raw materials may not be available and for other artistic reasons.

All repeat customers get a 10% discount on all future orders IF they use the coupon code given to them after checkout.

* * * * * * *
STORY and HISTORY:

Windy Mountain has been professionally designing for clients since 1974 in either soft leather, fabric, fur, hand dying, watercolor or yarn.
Over the years she has owned several retail shops, but has mostly done custom orders, craft shows and barter fairs.
You should join our client list. You never know what new things will inspire Windy so keep watching this shop and expect surprises.

You might even see her CHILDREN's BOOK and her POETRY Book (both waiting for a second printing) listed here soon.

We have so many things ready to load, it's just taking awhile since Windy does most everything herself and wears many hats (LOL).

To see Windy's ART & PHOTOGRAPHY visit Fine Art Website at
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/windy-mountain.html
visit on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Windy-Mountain-Designs to see whats currently going on in my design life and the latest listing in this Etsy shop.

Thanks for visiting.

I hope you come back again and again.

All repeat customers receive a 10% discount code for use on future orders.

Love and Peace,
in Christ,
Windy Mountain

Fiber artist, leather and fiber clothing designer, seamstress, wearer of many hats.
leather accessories, leather and fiber clothing designer, custom curtain maker, upholsterer, and tie dye artist
singer/songwriter, poet, fledgling novelist
watercolor and photographic artist

Windy Mountain

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(231)
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starspinning on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

THis is a wonderful top, very very pretty and I know it will get a lot of wear. It fits absolutely just right and is comfy plus classy, so I am a happy customer with this design of Windy's too.

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starspinning on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Like the Ruana that it is made to go with, it is beautifully designed and very festive, perfect for my daughter's wedding. The colors are gorgeous and the mood of the skirt is scintillating. Windy did as she promised and the workmanship is suburb too. Very happy.

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starspinning on May 30, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

It shipped on time, and is beautiful in design and fabric. \i am looking forward to wearing it at my daughter's wedding. Excellent workmanship. It really is as it looks in the photo.

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About

Professionally designing for clients since 1974

I grew up in a family of clothing designers. Grandmothers on both sides made all the clothes for themselves and their families.

Gramma Ann attended a Piedmont, California high school that taught her how to draft her own patterns, and she taught me at eleven while I was learning to sew. Her father was the Ferry Boat Captain for 35 years on the Berkeley car ferry that crossed San Francisco bay from Oakland before the bridge was built.

Gramma Anna "Mom" had to teach herselt to make patterns. She grew up as a maid in a rich family's home in Copenhagen since age 6. Part of her job was to knit socks for the children of the household, so she taught me to knit when I was very young AND how to darn socks, since her's were the cast offs from the rich families children.

Mama could sew but didn't like to since she wasn't that good at it. So, guess who was elected when my baby sister turned out to be too hard to fit due to her sway back. So, from the age of about nine I made all my own and my little sister's clothes.

I stepped on a needle at age 16 and logged the first hospitalization due to a sewing injury in the family. Eight hours under a fluoroscope finally produced the rest of the needle from the ball of my foot.

When I found myself a single mom in the early 70s, I sold my house and retired from my office job to be home with my baby son. Sewing became our mainstay as I made and sold western shirts made from vintage tablecloths and blue jeans on the Stanford University Quad and later learned how to make clothes, mocassins, and sandals out of leather.

As a member of the Artifactory Retail Crafts Coop for several years I maintained a craft sales booth in downtown Palo Alto, California. I became a very early member of the Palo Alto Crafts Coop around 1973 which I believe still holds craft shows today.

I then was co-owner of a custom sandal and leather shop in Sonora, California, and later similar custom leather shops in Murphys, California and Bigfork, Montana.

The birth of two daughters kept me home raising them. While my then husband worked in Gold mines and I did wholesale leather clothing for several retail stores in California, Nevada, Montana, and Florida with those two little girls crawling around my feet.

A long art gap brought me to the University of California where I co-wrote the accreditation study with Albert Hofstadter and became Chancellor Sinsheimer's Assistant/Administrative Analyst.

From 1987 to the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 we co-owned several shoe repair shops and shoe stores. Our downtown Santa Cruz shop was a casualty of that quake, ultimately taking our home and marriage from us as well.

In 2002 I opened Retro Odyssey Design Studio in Montana. Unfortunately, the fires of that summer closed us down before it had a chance to get off the ground.

I've dabbled on Ebay off and on since 1999. (Back when I had to write my own HTML code in order to do a listing. THAT was an experience!) In the recent past, when Ebay started raising prices and went downhill, I took a break. Happily though, after not doing much except Barter Faires for awhile, I found Etsy in 2010.

Whoooo! Hoooooo! Yup! I FOUND Etsy! At first I didn't pay much attention. It didn't seem like it was going to work for me. Then in August of 2012 I got my first two sales and it's all history from there. I've found my internet home. I'm here for the long haul.

This place is more like a family than a retail worldwide site.

THANKS SO MUCH for reading all this long winded stuff I wrote. Tired now. Better go to bed, it's late.

Smile.

Have a wonderful day.

Love and Peace,
in Christ,
Windy Mountain

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We never know what new things will inspire Windy, so keep watching this shop.

She goes thru what she calls "modes." She can either be found designing , working on her novel series, a collection of short stories, or another children's book, doing watercolors, or out on the road taking pictures. But sometimes you might see her up on a stage singing one of her songs with a band, or even on a praise team at a church.

Published Works:

Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Do You Praise the Lord? (2011)
A Higher Plane (A poetry, song lyrics & color art collection 2011-out of print)
Many sewing patterns, poetry, and how to books in the works.

Shop members

  • Windy Mountain

    Owner, Manager Designer Writer Creator Fabricator Gramma, Customer Service

    Windy wears most of the hats in this little business right now, however, there's help on the horizon. We've recently added some new shop members that have been assisting with modeling and other functions. More to come as we grow.

  • G Ann

    Assistant, Email Backup, Model

    Model , Assistant and Emails when Windy can't.

  • Patricia and Mike

    Patricia Assistant, Mike - Maintenance Handyman, Patricia - Model

    You'll see Patricia in several pictures in our shop. She is my sometimes assistant, prototype tester and model. In this pic she is wearing a hand made Windy Mountain wig prototype. Mike is the handyman that maintains our studio building and vehicles

  • Yvonne

    Model, Future Prototype Tester

    Yvonne, one of my best customer/clients who sends awesome pictures of herself the designs she orders. She will most likely be testing prototypes for Windy soon. Thanks, Yvonne

  • Krysta

    Model

    Krysta loves that game so much she ordered these character ponchos for 5 friends around the world. When she sent these great pics we couldn't resist but to make her a model.Thanks, Krysta

  • Bryan

    Model, Future Prototype Tester, Customer

    Bryan sent me many awesome pictures of himself wearing the three ponchos he ordered. He may soon be testing new design prototypes for Windy.

  • Marilyn

    Size Chart Model

    HOW to Measure Chart... featuring the one and only Marilyn Monroe.

  • Careen & other Models

    Model

    Vintage pictures of some of our revisited leather designs are shown on Careen and several professional models.

  • Danielle

    Model With Good Ideas, Customer, Future Prototype Tester

    Danielle was the one who stimulated me to make the glitzy bling capelets and tops when she ordered hers a few years ago. She is shown in the top at a 70s Retro party in Washington DC. Thanks for sending the great pictures Danielle!

  • Joshua & His Groomsmen

    Models

    Thanks for the great wedding pics Joshua. Congratulations. You and your guys look just like the old hippie weddings back in the Haight. :) Love and Peace, Windy Mountain

  • Shalaya

    Model & Fire Dancer @ Shows

    Shalaya is a long time friend, single mom, fire dancer and model shown in her custom top hat in the shop. She assists Windy when needed. We love to go watch her fire dance at a local park or Barter Faire.

  • Keifer, Windy's son

    Creator, Model, Leather Assistant

    Keith is in process of designing some small leather accessories for the shop. He also helps with production leather work as needed. Keifer started helping Windy with leather work and watching the (then) retail shop when he was only 4 years old.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Apr 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

-Custom orders can take one to 10 weeks to complete. Sometimes longer if you are paying in small payments.
-No returns are allowed on custom orders.
-A custom order cannot be cancelled after the materials have been purchased and the project has begun.
-In some cases I take payment plans on larger orders, so there will be separate orders when you make each payment. Only the final order will actually be shipped once the project is complete and all payments have been made. Earlier payments will show "shipped" and you will receive a personal thank you for the payment note explaining your order has not been shipped, it is just the system re-setting after each payment is made.

Sizing details

-Windy's patterns are usually hand drafted.
-Sizes vary from company to company so do not assume that if you wear a certain size in a shop that you will wear that same size everywhere.
-Windy Mountain sizes often run large. (i.e. if you normally wear a 1X you may wear an XL here at Windy Mountain.)
-Our sizes can be custom ordered up thru 6X or more.
-Size charts are available by email. If measurements/size chart is not shown in the listing you are looking at, please ask.
-Much of our handmade clothing is made "oversized." Meaning it is made to fit looser than some store bought clothes.
-If you need help with measuring please click the CONTACT or ASK A QUESTION buttons for personal help from Windy or her assistant.
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Care instructions

-Most listings have CARE instructions within the text.
-If you do not see them please ask.
-We are not responsible if you do not care for your item properly.
-Yes, after 40 years of experience with fabrics, we CAN tell if it was not washed or dried properly.

Gift wrapping and packaging

-Windy Mountain endeavors to save the earth by using earth friendly shipping and packaging materials whenever possible.
-The weight of your package is kept down by special lightweight shipping techniques that have proved to be quite efficient.
-Most soft goods orders will arrive wrapped in plain brown paper and double reinforced with packing tape or in plain manila envelopes.
-Inside the package you will find your garment carefully wrapped in protective dry cleaner's plastic made especially for fabrics.
-Time permitting, we have been known to gift wrap and ship directly to gift recipients, however, there will be an extra charge.

Wholesale availability

Yes, we do wholesale.
-In the distant past Windy wholesaled her leather clothing and accessories throughout the US.

We have a wholesale and bulk order section in the shop on the left menu.

If you do not see what you want, please ask.

Most common items to wholesale are Fleece Ponchos and our White dyeable clothing, however, anything is possible.
-Large wholesale orders currently need 3 to 6 months lead time

We do quantity discounts for smaller orders with much shorter delivery.
-We are currently working on a line of clothing that is appropriate for dying. Etsy tie dyers love it. AND, it is made in the USA with competitive pricing.

-We are currently working on setting up a fund raising program for schools and organizations.

What if I don't like the way I look in the clothing I order?

We cannot be responsible to fulfill your every expectation on the way you look.
We do the best we can to design clothing that makes you feel and look better than you think you are.
If there is that much of a problem please talk to us BEFORE returning your item.
We take exchanges only with PRIOR authorization.

What if the item I ordered does not fit?

-Did you check the size charts or measurements before you ordered?

If you didn't check the charts or measure properly, that's probably the reason it doesn't fit.

We take exchanges only on NON-custom orders. And there has to be good reasons for the return.

If it is a custom order, and you didn't send us the proper measurements there is nothing we can do. We spend a great deal of time trying to satisfy our customers.

If it is a custom order with a fitting cloth that WE made. We sent it to you for fit approval. The finished garment is made exactly the same as the fitting cloth. If you approved the fit from the fitting cloth you own it.

Alterations MAY be possible for extra charges.

What if I want to cancel my order?

Our system only allows cancellations with good reasons for the cancellation.

-If you just ask to cancel and don't answer our emails asking WHY, your order will not be cancelled.

-An order cannot be cancelled after it has been shipped.

-An order cannot be cancelled because there was a delay in shipment or delivery. Many of these things are beyond our control. We send out tracking numbers when things ship.

-Materials are expensive. A CUSTOM order cannot be cancelled after the materials have been purchased to complete the order.

What if I want my item delivered SOONER than offered?

-Please CHECK expected delivery date/time on the listing before ordering.

-If the item you want is not offered within your time frame, please ask for a custom listing to be set up so the Etsy system will reflect your desired delivery date.

-We are not responsible to deliver earlier than the Etsy posted delivery date.

What if my item gets lost in the mail or takes a long time to arrive?

In the many years Windy Mountain has been on Etsy we have never had an item lost in the mail.

However, sometimes things take longer to arrive than expected.

-It can take up to a month for items to arrive in the UK and Europe.

-It can take two months or more to arrive in Brazil and South America.

-One item got misdirected to the Caaman Islands that should have gone to Canada. It was the post office's fault. We re-shipped it asap.