Thursday, December 29



dress - burda magazine 08/2012/#115

 been knitting a lot this past year..
have actually finished 3 sweaters
and 4th one is half finished
(gonna blog about them one day, i guess)..
and i really enjoy every moment spent knitting
and how meditative and nerve soothing it is
so.. why am i talking about knitting 
and how is it connected to these pics and this dress,
that obviously is not knitted?
the thing is that i don't think this dress would have ever happen
if i haven't been knitting so much
as i would not have the patience to make it
because it required hours of hand sewing
i'm not a patient person by nature
and get bored easily
so i like things to be done, and to be done fast
which is how i usually roll..
but lately i've noticed that my approach to sewing changed a bit
and suddenly i wanna do things the slow way
and try out new techniques
and try to master new skills
and do them the right way, without taking shortcuts,
and i blame it all on knitting
it's not like i've joined the slow fashion team yet though
as you can see, i still find hand hemming big pain in the ass..
but slowing down a bit is still a plus, right?


after these pics were shot
i used clear nail polish to finish raw edges of squares
(there is no 'fray check' in stores here
so i tried experimenting with nail polish, and it worked)
so squares look a little bit more stiff now
and i actually prefer the new look
but i don't have a pic to share with you
loved hand sewing all the little squares
so i have few more dresses (and a blazer) planned
that are going to have similar embellishments
wish you all a happy new year
may it be way better than this one was


  1. I love this dress: it's a work of art. Great choice for the photo shoot, too. Such a pleasure to look at these photos.

    All the best in 2017!

    1. thank you.. i love how photogenic that spot is, should use it for shootings more often

  2. Wonderful dress, it's wearable art. And amen about next year. All the best to you.

  3. This is a stunning dress, definitely worth the time it took you to finish.

  4. its gorgeous. (great tip about the fray check / nail polish, no fray check where i live either!)

  5. Gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

  6. This dress is great, love all the squares! Happy 2017.

  7. love the dress and your make do attitude!

  8. Your dress was lovely before, and with the added squares it has become so artistic!! I love it The squares add a certain je nais se quoi :)