Monday, September 15

travelers






top - self made
pants - self made
sandals - second hand

i'm on vacation for almost a month now
traveling through herzegovina and southern croatia
(gonna write a post about the trip, once i'm back home)
and my nikon broke right before the trip
so 10 years old olimpus point and shoot had to take the lead
..
made bunch of casual comfy clothes for the trip
there was lot of camping involved, so it's all just really simple stuff
racer back tops and jersey shorts
that kind of thing..
and one dress, just in case we get to go somewhere fancy
..
 made another pair of my favorite pants for the trip
(burda magazine 7/2011, mod 102
previous versions here and here)
this time in super light and wrinkle free fabric
some sort of man-made fabric, but comfy and soft nonetheless
..
not much to say about the top 
(or tops, since i've made 3 using the same burda pattern)
it's so simple and fast make
and although it doesn't look like much
i wore it a bunch, and it's one of my favorite tops to date
..

mokosha

Friday, August 15

working out






top and shorts - self made

and got me thinking of all the activewear i made in past months
..
never even considered to post pics of my activewear..
although they are fun to make
(especially if you have access to an industrial coverstitch machine)
i kind of find those makes  a bit boring..
but hey, they may not be as boring to you
so i decided to post a few pics anyways
..
i started working out over a year ago
 got real hooked on to it
and still work out 6 days a week
(i switch between insanity and t25)
..
i workout in my living room
so can get away with minimal amount of wear
without feeling uncomfortable about it..
no way in hell i'd go to the gym dressed like this
(but, then again, i've never set foot into a gym..
i just hate the idea of working out
among bunch of unknown people)
..
mokosha



Thursday, August 7

navy is the new black








dress - self made

i wonder why i never wore any navy colored clothes..
it's less harsh and easier to wear than black
it's neutral and pairs well with so many other colors
plus it looks great against ginger hair
(you can't see that in these pics, cause my hair is wet
and appears way more dark than it is..)
..
i also wonder why i newer sewed with jersey suede before
i love working with jersey, it's super easy fabric to work with 
and great to wear.. but is too plain, and to my eye it never really looks cool
but this suede kind has that fabulous textured finish
that plays beautifully with light
and take simple jersey dress to another dimension
..
mokosha


Monday, August 4

by the river lim








blouse - self made
pants - self made

felt really stylish in this outfit..
looking at the photos now
it's more 'retired old lady on a cruise' than stylish
..
mokosha

Thursday, July 31

summertime







shorts - self made
top - flea market

my new favorite shorts
lighter version of that gray wool shorts
that i wore at least 50 times since i made it past december
..
this supposed to be my summer festival outfit
but it was way too cold outside to wear it to an actual festival
so instead i wore it yesterday to mow the lawn
at my parents country house
(booties are there just for the pictures
i actually wore rubber boots for lawn mowing event)
..
bonus photo:
playing air guitar 
as a backup for lawn mower (one that's been rocking since '84)
for the audience of  one boyfriend
and one fallen sumac tree
..
mokosha


Monday, July 21

sweatpants








sweatpants - self made
top - terranova

i keep proving myself wrong this year..
i made and proudly wore bunch of unusual (for me) stuff
pants and more pants and shorts and leggings, that i used to hate
and here i am, sporting sweatpants
that are ranked second on my irrational hate list of clothing items
(no 1 is saved for jeans.. still hate jeans very much
and still think i won't wear them ever..
but who am i kidding, i'll probably end up making them too)
..
i've actually made sweatpants before
and still own and occasionally wear that pair
but, although cool to look at, those are not the most practical of pants
with all that extra fabric in crotch area
..
but these are pretty much perfect
(except when it comes to pattern matching
they are slightly off and it bugs me, big time)
they are great travel pants
great for camping, lounging by fire, hiking, workout
and i even wore them to the local pub one night
(and my grandma is crazy about them
she requested a pair too)
..
mokosha








Tuesday, July 15

mountain top








top, shorts - self made

photos from the first day of my mountain trip
a really easy climb
but the one i never skip
because the view from the top is insane
..
you can't see that from my pics
because i forgot to change lens on my nikon
and portrait lens makes crappy landscape pictures
..
also, shorty shorts make crappy hiking wear
unless you have a thing for ridiculously scratched up legs

mokosha