Solo Projects

Solo Projects

Hi! I’m Crafty Zenia. I’m a working parent, Harry Potter (et. al.) nerd, lesbian mom, city dweller, and sewist. I use she/her pronouns. I mainly sew garments for myself and my family and friends. As a plus-size human, I look for patterns that are made for my measurements. I’ve had the benefit of testing out some patterns for indie designers who are expanding their range.

I have started really spending a lot of energy on sewing, fit, and improving my work and style.

And although I make garments for my own happiness, I’ve gained a lot from looking at other sewists’ work, so I want to compile my work in one place.

My sewing is generally a solitary endeavor, I work when I should be sleeping and at quick moments when I don’t have other work or family obligations. So my creations are solo projects.

  • Gratuitous Twirling Post

    January 30, 2021 by

    So you’ve already seen my George and Ginger Mix-It-Up / Revelry cape dress in glen plaid. Well. I made another one in ponte with a hood. And I’m in love. I love me a twirly dress. And now a twirly cape. Oh! And I added patch pockets! Patterns: Skirt: George and Ginger Mix It Up… Read more

  • Dress for Winter

    January 28, 2021 by

    It’s cold out here. I’m in Chicago and right now my weather app says it feels like 15°F. But my kids still want to play outside in the snow. It’s one of those super-sunny days that blind your eyes and are much colder than days where it snows. So fortunately we have a little urban… Read more

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