Thursday, April 10

wearing the pants










pants - self made
jacket - self made
tote bag - self made

last time i showed you a muslin version of pants
now it's time for the real deal:
pants made in wool and silk italian made fabric
(yes, i paid only 5 euros for that particular remnant box find
but believe me when i say that shit is luxurious!)
..
decided to finally clean my closet the other day
an action long overdue
that resulted in rediscovery of this knitted ripped back top
that i have for over a decade
but totally forgot about..
pairs real well with my new pants
if i do say so myself
..
and how do you like my studded cowboy booties?
i'm obsessed with them so much so, that i may start sleeping in them
so i don't have to take them off ever
..
mokosha

Friday, April 4

thoughts on integrity








pants - self made
blazer - zara
shirt - vintage

for years on end
i walk around in my bright skirts and dresses
telling everyone how i really really really hate pants..
and how i think satin is only for lingerie and bedding
and should never be worn in public
..
and here i am.. in public
wearing satin pants
..
mokosha

Wednesday, March 26

old skirt new bag













my new laptop bag - collaboration with vas krojac

two winters ago
i bought a vintage wool plaid skirt
loved the shape of it, loved the colors
was pretty sure i'll wear the hell out of it
but from some reason poor thing just hung in my closet 
..
so i was thinking to myself
'that skirt needs to find a new owner
or to become something other than a skirt'
..
 first instinct was to turn it into shorts
because i turn everything into shorts nowadays
..
but then i bought a piece of leather
and seeing it together with the plaid wool skirt
all of a sudden i realized i need a new laptop bag
well.. not new, cause i never really had an old laptop bag
but wore my laptop around
in a silly beach bag, tucked into various scarfs and crap
so, yes i really really needed a proper laptop bag
(and why is it so damn hard to find a good looking laptop bag?
and even if you do find one
it's either too expensive
or too small for a 17 inch laptop)
..
new plan had only one problem
my sewing machine is not strong enough
to sew trough the wool, leather and really thick double denim quilted lining
so that's where my friend boris
(who just opened a brand new tailoring shop called 'vas krojac'
meaning 'your tailor' in serbian)
came into story
..
idea was to sew the bag in his studio
using his industrial sewing machines
but somehow i ended up doing nothing 
but jabbering and taking photos
while boris did all the work himself 
..
and boris did pretty damn good job, i think
so good, in fact
that we're thinking we should team up
and make a collection of laptop bags
(we actually received our very first order!)
..
mokosha 




Friday, March 21

evil eye









dress - self made

last year
exchanged boxes full of goodies
there were dresses and fabrics inside my box
and then, there was this chiffon with evil eye print
whole 5 meters of it!
i loved all of  the prizes from that magic box
but with this chiffon i got obsessed!
it has to be made into something really special
something i'll love more than my other makes
..
so i waited and waited for the right pattern to show up
and there it was, in december issue of burda 2013
..
don't remember ever being so excited about sewing project
or so obsessed
all of the bodice parts are lined in self fabric
so all the pieces has to be cut twice
but look like only one layer when basted together
 (meaning print has to match precisely
not an easy thing with such fidgety fabric)
..
and, since i got so obsessed,
when i started to feel tired
instead of going to bed
i couldn't stop working on dress
it has to be finished!
so, around 2 am
when it was finally done (all seams serged)
 i tried it on
and realized that i managed to sew one of the sleeves inside out
and now the pattern direction is totally off
(funny thing is, that i marked the 'right' sides of the sleeves
to prevent this disaster
since the fabric looks the same on both sides
and since i marked them
i felt there is no need to double-check is everything ok)
..
anyways
mistakes or not
this is still my favorite make ever!
..
mokosha




Friday, March 14

sicilian dress


 

  



dress - self made

when i first saw pattern for this dress
back in march issue of  burda 2009
i immediately thought that it looks
a - slightly like a 30's dress and
b - kind of sicilian
..
not that i have ever been to italy
let alone sicily,
so i don't really know what sicilian ladies wear
and still, it looked sicilian to me
and it still does, five years later
..
ideal backdrop for my sicilian dress
would be a cobblestone street
in golden hour
and yes, we do have a few of nice looking
cobblestone streets in belgrade
but morning golden hour is kind of too early in a day for me
while evening golden hour tend to be crowded in any of those streets
 and i prefer doing my tripod shooting routine in private
..
so.. i took my photos at high noon
using my usual backdrop of neighbourhood ruin..
i'll totally understand if you don't get my sicilian vibe
..
mokosha

Tuesday, March 11

year three




year three
was less about crazy colored dresses..
but i did make a few







..as well as few crazy colored shirts




year three was more about shorts 





leggings



pants 



non colors 







unusual shapes




sewing for the boy




and food making





enter year four!
feeling super excited to find out what you'll be like!


year one
year two