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