Thursday, December 29

squares

 


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
..
anyways..
wish you all a happy new year
may it be way better than this one was
..
mokosha


15 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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

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  5. Gorgeous! Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

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

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  7. love the dress and your make do attitude!

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  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 :)

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