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Sorry about this stupid nav tray -- I hate it, but maybe you love it and then I'm sorry I said I'm sorry.

Anyway. Here's a collection of work and projects from science writing to poetry. 

A note about the blog title: in math and physics, the prefix eigen means one's own. It comes from the german, but mostly I always liked thinking about a particle's eigenvalues, and thought I might apply the same thought to my excursions.

Swishy ~sassy~ pencil skirt

Swishy ~sassy~ pencil skirt

So my awesome partner gave me a bunch of sewing patterns from Named for Christmas. The Shadi skirt was among them, it looked wild simple (and is), I had some stretchy silly fabric hanging around, and I love me a pencil skirt for work. So. 

shadiskirt

Presenting the Named Shadi in some kind of wonderful fabric ^_^

This is a maximum simple skirt, and the fit for me was bang-on, so no complaints here. 

I am pleased as punch with the fabric for this - a mystery, super stretchy velvet type thing with animal print and wavy stripes. I had about 1.5m, maybe 2 (I haven't measured) that I grabbed at the Persephone costume sale for a dollar. I was actually a little careful with the stripe placement (unusual for me), and I think it's quite flattering. Plus it has a fair bit of drape, which, combined with all the texture going on, makes this dead simple skirt have a little ~drama~.

But it's still entirely work-appropriate. Even dressed-up. (We're a pretty flexible workplace for dressed-up-ness, but I tend to like a high waist + blouse + heels silhouette.)

 swish swish

swish swish

 this is how i learned i have the super femme affectation of walking with a limp wrist when wearing heels. I kind of love it?

this is how i learned i have the super femme affectation of walking with a limp wrist when wearing heels. I kind of love it?

I made no modifications to the pattern; it took maybe an evening to put together (and that's talking a post-putting-baby-to-bed-on-a-work-night evening) and it feels great to wear. Knit skirts FTW. 

Seriously, the toughest thing here was trying to take photos of this that showed all the crazy texture going on. Hence my washed out shirt <3, and the gifs. No better way to show motion than actual motion, right?

Pattern: Shadi Skirt by Named Patterns
Size: 40
Fabric: Stretchy velvet thing found at the Persephone's annual theatre sale. 
If there is a next time: Maybe do something with side slits, maybe not. Really good base pattern for whatever. And I want to use the rest of this stretch velvet for a crop top (maybe a Frances with a high neck?)

2017 quick sewing analysis

From Greenhouse Gases to Plastics

From Greenhouse Gases to Plastics