Thursday, March 17

sweater no.2

knitted another sweater..
not as happy with it as with sweater no.1
i planed to make it quite oversized 
and light gray, with really long sleeves..
but i made a silly mistake
of not buying enough yarn
in my defense, i asked them if they have more yarn
 in that shade in stock,
and lady in the store said they have plenty
and plan to order even more during the winter..
two weeks later, i used up all the yarn i had
and when i wanted to buy more
it was out of stock in all of their 7 stores in belgrade..
so i called the shop in my hometown
and they told me they have one skein left
so i had my aunt buy it and send it to me..
and when it arrived, i realized it's wrong shade of gray
and that's how the two toned sweater happened
since i needed two more skeins for what i originally planned
and had only one
had to abandon the idea of really long sleeves
and the sweater ended up being out of proportion
like some oddly shaped dress with three quarter sleeves
but it's warm and cozy and i wear it a lot
so it's a keeper anyways
as with the sweater no.1, i freestyled the knitting
it's simple shape, knitted in round
with 2x2 rib for hems
and seed stitch for body and sleeves
note to self: next time knit sleeves in flat and sew them up
as picking up stitches and knitting sleeve in round
is a pain it the ass

oh.. and as you can see, i got a pixie cut and i love it
makes my life way easier

Friday, March 11

year five

year five
was about outerwear


printed dresses


crazy amount of never blogged clothes

new adventures

and a bit of good old fieldwork

year 6 is going to have a promising start
as i already have a new sweater and a new coat to blog about
and i'm on a quest to sew perfect travel wardrobe
(that is also chic, as we're traveling to france in april
and one have to look good while in france
even during hitchhiking&couchsurfing kind of a trip)

Tuesday, March 8


top - burda 03/2016 #103(104)
pants - burda 07/2011 #102

it feels like springtime is in the air
and, although i really enjoy my all gray and all black outfits
springtime calls for colorful floral tops
got this lovely fabric as a gift
from one very special lady
almost three years ago
and last week i finally got the courage to cut into it
and turn it into something wearable
this pattern comes in few different lengths
with short or three-quarter sleeves
and even has a dress option, that's on my to-do list
once i'm done with coat i'm sewing at the moment
it's super easy pattern to make
takes only few hours from tracing pattern to final pressing
and does not use a lot of fabric,
plus i love the final result
so, i'll definitely be making more of these in future