Announcement Welcome to my shop! Here you'll find one of kind garments made from refashioned materials.
Welcome to my shop! Here you'll find one of kind garments made from refashioned materials.
Make Things Better
A life-long sewer, I starting making things out of other things in 2004 when I spotted a dowdy pleated, button-front skirt made out of a wild tropical fish print in a thrift store. Once I turned that skirt into a Hawaiian shirt, I was hooked. Clothes became fabric! Making things out of other things became my primary means of creative expression. Here is where I share the fruits of that labor; I hope you enjoy them!
Each garment is one of a kind. For each piece, I use a combination of hand and machine sewing to balance durability and old-world charm. I comb thrift stores and flea markets for wool, cashmere, silk, rayon, cotton, and, when I’m lucky, vintage trims and buttons. My process is methodical and improvisational; the materials have as much say as I do.
You’ll find evidence of wear on some of my garments. These imperfections add to the unique character of each piece. A hole is an opportunity for embellishment. A flaw becomes a draw. Mass produced clothing is transformed into one of a kind treasures.
Find HeatherGlista at the following upcoming market!
Somerville Open Studios
Joy street studios, 86 Joy St
S.O.S has been running for several years giving exposure to artists around the city in small studios and in large studio buildings alike. There are shuttles around the city to allow visitors to get around without having to drive and park. Zemi will be participating in Somerville Open Studios on May 6th and 7th, noon to 6pm. Visitors can check out our studio, purchase items, and order custom work. We are in studio 103 in the Joy Street Artists building with approximately 60 other artist studios.
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Machine wash cold; low agitation.
Reshape and dry flat out of direct sunlight.
Iron with steam, if needed. (If your piece has velvet, vintage trim, or a nylon rolled hem, do not place iron directly on those spots. Use a press cloth or towel for insulation.)
Custom and personalized orders
Due to the variability of my materials, I do not do custom or personalized orders. I do try to make a range of styles, colors, and sizes. If there's something you'd like to see me experiment with, please contact me. I value your feedback!
More on returns & exchanges
I want you to be over the moon with your purchase. If you receive your garment and decide it's not the one for you, please contact me to arrange a return.
Returns must be unworn and unwashed. If the garment has been washed it is no longer returnable!
You are responsible for return shipping fees.
Once I receive and inspect your return, I will refund the purchase price. The original shipping fee will not be refunded.