Monday, May 28


dress - very easy vogue v9253

i got this dress pattern last december
my friend thelma brought it for me
when she was visiting for holidays,
and i planned to sew it as soon as possible,
as i planned to sew billion other stuff..
but then it turned out i'm pregnant
so all sewing plans were abandoned, 
mostly because i was nauseous 24/7
and couldn't do pretty much anything at all, let alone sew
started feeling better some time ago
so i finally can sew a bit every now and then..
but, since lots of my clothes still fits
and i don't really see the point of sewing maternity clothes
i've been mostly sewing for others
(meaning, sewing stuff to sell in my store
as months of non-sewing have made an even bigger hole
in my already non existent budget)
so, this dress is actually a first thing i made for me this year
(well, second, if you count a refashion that took 20 mins)
and i'm so happy to have something new to wear finally
as nothing beats that feeling 
when you put your brand new dress on
and then strut around the town like you own it
i made size m, but next time i'll go a size smaller
or even two sizes smaller,
as my dress turned out huge all around
so i had to take it in a lot..
but i love it, it's an easy sewing project
very simple but looks fabulous in the end
no wonder that the pattern is insanely popular
what i liked the most is the fact i did not have to make 
any real changes to the pattern,
and the dress still fits my 25 weeks pregnant body
with plenty of room for my belly to grow..
while i don't plan to sew any strictly maternity clothes
i do like the idea of making garments that are going to look good
on pregnant and on regular body,
so i can wear them again, once the baby girl is born
(which should happen at the beginning of september)
my sandals are handmade also
my husband made them for me
they're very comfy and i couldn't love them more

Thursday, March 15

year seven

this year is having such a lazy start
that i almost forgot to write my yearly round up post
but here it is, couple of days late..
in year seven since i started sharing my sewing over this blog
i made my favorite piece of clothing ever

and discovered i can sew and rock a pair of skinny jeans
(kinda got late to that party.. 
at this pace, i'll get to sewing my first culottes
some time around 2026th)

i've also made couple of dresses for myself

but frankly, i spent most of the time
sewing clothes for other people..
which is totally fine
as i don't really need any more clothes
but i do love sewing
so this way i can keep doing it
without making my closet burst


made bunch of blazers, of course
i never seem to get tired of this oversized blazer pattern

but made everything else too
(was lazy to look for pics of the swimsuits
but i've made more than 20 of them past summer)

also, together with nikola (aka my husband)
i've made bunch of backpacks..
they're pretty much all i've been sewing past couple months
as i haven't really been productive..
but i hope to change that real soon

oh.. made a few bags too
almost forgot about those..
this one is my favorite

other than sewing
i've been knitting a bit..
finished one blouse (no good pics of it)
and couple hats..
started working on stonecutter pullover
by brooklyn tweed..
i loved knitting it, and finished front pretty fast
only to realize i won't have enough yarn
and there is no way i can find that particular colorway again
so.. yeah..
been pretty bummed about it for some time
but.. it is what it is
bought new yarn, in brick red color
and i bought a lot of it :)
so i'll try again, eventually..
 hope i'll be able to frog my previous try
and use that gorgeous yarn for something else

other than that
i've been baking a lot..
so we ate a ton khachapuri

and my sourdough bread baking has improved a lot

we've traveled to our very belated honeymoon to georgia
and climbed mount kazbek

although i only reached 4800m
(summit is at 5033m)
but it was a great adventure nonetheless

i fell in love with city of tbilisi

also, we climbed some mountains in herzegovina

and in december i visited zagreb with my girlfriends
and had the most amazing time

all in all, it's  been a good year..
now, lets try making next one even better