Author Archives: Zena

About Zena

I sew sometimes.

silver project 1: sleek maxi skirt

So this worked surprisingly well. Back in June, I made my first project using the silver knit (probably considered a sweater knit) and plain grey knit described here. I bought the silver because I had been thinking about some sparkle … Continue reading

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know thyself

Going through some Shitty Stuff last fall and winter, decluttering, and getting some sewing done over the summer. The connection? I learned some things about myself and began to apply them. The Shitty Stuff led me to be more introspective, … Continue reading

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So far so good with these fabrics. The one on top I’d describe as a fine sweater knit – black and grey, with silver threads that turn into glitter and get everywhere when cut. I scored 4m for $10, 100% … Continue reading

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oh god, more squares

I got a bee in my bonnet about making furoshiki out of seasonal prints so I could match the print to the contents of the bundle. I started looking for appropriate prints and had difficulty finding anything that I particularly … Continue reading

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hello stranger!

Hello and Happy New Year! It’s been fairly quiet around here for a while now. Blogging about my sewing (or not blogging about my sewing, or not blogging because I’m not sewing, as the case may be) has made me … Continue reading

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dye job

I’ve been rather uninspired by some of my clothes in part because the colour of them doesn’t quite work for me. I figure I’m a soft summer meaning that colours should generally be cool and soft, but some of my … Continue reading

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Japanese old man trousers

There have been a few changes around BST since my last post: I bought a new point-and-shoot camera (this might have happened shortly before the last post) I bought a remote to use with said camera the snow melted *** … Continue reading

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