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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. I’m also starting to make my own fabric designs.

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.

Soirée Doree: My First Historical Ball Gown

I’ve been a historical fashion lover for many many years. I fell in love with big Victorian and Edwardian dresses watching Mary Poppins, Oliver!, and Anne of Green Gables. I’ve been following other historical fashion sewists online from afar, but I decided that I was going to take the plunge and go back in time…

Saltwhistle Dress

I got to help test the new Saltwhistle Top & Dress from Love Notions. It is a super unique dress with a lot of details you I haven’t seen in fabric/pattern land. Here are photos of my version of the dress. There have been a couple of modifications made in the final design, including less…

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