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 




14 comments:

  1. Please say you will sell them on easy so I can get one!

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    1. :) yeah, the plan is to sell them on etsy.. but it should take a while to get there, at the moment it's still just an idea

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  2. I love it! There's definitely a lack of cute laptop bags in the world.

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    1. thanks, lindsay! yeah, i agree.. and i hope we can help change that, even a little bit :)

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  3. Ooooh, it's great! It looks so professional :)

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    1. thanks, laura.. yup, he really did a great job (and way more proffesional looking than those stuff that my bernina sews)

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  4. I agree. The leather and plaid look outstanding together! I think you breathed new life into this skirt by turning it into a bag! Good luck on your new collaboration!

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    1. thank you very much! i love the combination of fabrics too, and now i can wear that beautiful plaid quite often, as oposed to never :) i know some vintage purists wouldn't aprove what i did to that skirt, though :)

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  5. Awesome work! Who would have thought that an old skirt can turn into a fantastic laptop bag? Haha! I’m sure your readers will definitely love this one. Are you going to sell some of this? I hope you can tell us if they’re already on sale. :)

    Ursula Bettendorf

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    1. thanks, ursula! and i have another skirt, to make another bag :) i'm not selling the bags yet, but i hope i'll get there within a couple of months

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  6. molim vas uradite to, ne postoje ruznije torbe od torbi za laptop, a ova koju si napravila je perfekcija u obliku torbe :)

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    1. :) hvala, bas mi je drago da ti se svidja.. kujemo pakleni plan za te torbice, koliko od ponedeljka

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  7. Wow!!! This is amazing! I love love love it!!!

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