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EN: I am really into a casual fashion. I like designing clothes I can wear everyday. I think it’s even a bigger challenge than making special occasion garments, as you need to join comfort and causality with something that will reflect your style and make that piece stand out from tones of other similar clothes. Everyday garments that I make are simple but with some interest. It can be some small detail, or interesting print, or it is just something in the garment’s pattern. That is the case with this sweatshirt that was created in the learn-as-you-play process, which can be associated to the most of my sewing adventures. I experimented a lot with this garment and it went trough few changes till this final look. I wanted to use animal print fabric on the sleeves and to emphasize it with some black, and I also wanted the sweatshirt to be wide, so I eventually got to this diamond shaped look. Those black stripes on the sides are in fact the parts of my old trousers that I loved so much. Those parts were so suitable here, because of the color and shape they are giving to the sweatshirt with their position and a thicker structure. And that is how my favorite trousers continue their life! I love the result and how this piece mixes the teenage casual fashion with a note of a slight extravagance, which gives it a space to be dressed up a bit, so it fits me and at the same time my younger sister, who poses on these photos. The skirt she is wearing is already featured in this post. Have a nice weekend and enjoy the joy of creating!

SR: Volim da dizajniram odeću koju mogu da nosim svaki dan. To mi čak deluje izazovnije od pravljenja odeće za specijalne prilike, jer je neophodno spojiti udobnost i jednostavnost sa nečim što bi izdvojilo taj komad od gomile sličnih i što bi odgovaralo ličnom stilu. Moja formula za casual komade je spoj jednostavnosti i nekog elementa koji bi ga podigao na viši nivo – to može da bude neki detalj, zanimljiv print ili neobičan kroj. To je slučaj sa ovom duksericom, koja je nastala u procesu istraživanja i učenja kroz igru, koji je u stvari glavni način mog bavljenja modom. Dosta sam eksperimentisala sa oblikom i on se promenio nekoliko puta dok nisam bila sigurna šta želim da postignem. Htela sam da dukserica bude široka i da iskoristim platno animal printa na rukavima i da ga istaknem nekim crnim detaljem. Tako sam na kraju došla do ovog oblika koji liči na dijamant. Crni delovi platna na dukserici su, u stvari, komadi mojih starih farmerki, koje sam toliko volela. Oni su se ovde odlično uklopili zbog boje i zato što daju svojom debljinom i položajem dobru strukturu, a i moje omiljene farmerke su tako nastavile svoj život! Dopada mi se krajnji rezultat jer je uspeo da objedini tinejdžersku svakodnevnu modu sa notom ekstravagancije, što širi granice prilika u kojima se ova dukserica može nositi. Zato ona u isto vreme odgovara i mom stilu i stilu moje mladje sestre, koja pozira na ovim slikama. Suknju koju nosi videli ste već u ovom postu. Uživajte u vikendu i radosti stvaranja!

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animal print

animal print

animal print

EN: I love this animal printed fabric so much that it stood for a year untouched because I could not decide what to make of it and not feel sorry that I have used it. In the meantime, I cut just one small part of it for the clutch that you can see in this post. I’d like meters and meters of this fabric, thank you! Anyway, this happens to me often: some fabric inspires me so much that I can imagine a whole collection made of it and then it is hard to make up my mind what to sew actually. And you end up with that paradoxical feeling of happiness that you’ve created something and slight dissatisfaction that the process is finished. By the way, I also made this beige top. Hope you’ll enjoy your day!

SR: Toliko mi se svidja platno og koga sam sašila ovu suknju da je godinu dana stajalo netaknuto jer nisam mogla da odlučim šta da napravim od njega, a da mi ne bude žao što sam ga upotrebila. U međuvremenu sam isekla samo deo za torbicu koju možete videti u ovom postu. Volela bih metre i metre ovog platna! To mi se inače jako često dešava: neki materijal me toliko inspiriše da mogu da zamislim čitavu kolekciju od njega, i onda ne znam šta bih pre napravila od tog komada koji imam. Na kraju ostane paradoksalni osećaj sreće što je nešto napravljeno pomešan sa blagim nezadovoljstvom što je taj proces gotov. Inače, i ovu bež majicu sam ja sašila. Nadam se da uživate u danu!

Time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?

time: friend or foe?


EN: Do not get confused … These pictures were taken last year at about this same time. The other day I got WordPress notification: “Happy 1 year Anniversary!”, and I first thought: “What the hell, my blog is only one month old!” But then I remembered that it was last year that I made an account  because I wanted to start a blog, and I took theese photos, and came up with the name of the blog … Yes, that idea was haunting me for a long now. But why did’t it happen then? I do not know … I thought that I wouldn’t have the time, it suddenly became cold … Simply put, it was not the right moment. Although the self-critical voice inside me says that we shouldn’t wait for the right moment, but we should create it. The truth is probably somewhere in between. And a year has flown by … It’s time to face the time. Is that always unfair and ungrateful? The essence of time is passing. It is our problem that we constantly find ourselves offended by that fact. It is problem caused by naive, unrealistic ambitions and plans that life puts in their place. And later it looks funny what we all have imagined a few years ago. Time appears as man’s eternal enemy – he is always chasing it, but eventually and paradoxically he gets caught by it and run over. But let’s be fair and perceive things from both sides, or better, from more sides. The same ruthless and indifferent time brings us knowledge that only time can bring. Experience and maturity, self-ironical attitude toward illusions – all of this could not be possible if we could stop the time. If we would have the power to freeze the time, would any of us dare to claim this moment now as all we really want? No, because we always expect much and more from the time and us in that time. Until the time shows us again that we are still not mature enough… And so on…  Anyway, a year has flown by. I know I’m old because I perceive time as something that flies. The children never experience time in such way. However, I feel how I have changed during this flown-away year. That is how I know I’m still so young, that my maturing is so visible. And probably this process continues all the life. We just need to look behind a bit, to remember, and avoid to be drawn into the vertigo of time and perceive it as something that overtakes us but drags us at the same time. Would a man be less a man if he could always have a realistic view of the time and himself in that time? Or we must again ask the question what is reality and what is a matter of perspective.

time: friend or foe?

SR: Ne dajte se zbuniti… Ovo su slike od prošle godine, otprilike u isto ovo vreme. Pre neki dan mi je na WordPress nalogu stigla notifikacija: “Čestitamo, Vaš blog je napunio godinu dana!”, i ja sam prvo pomislila: “Šta, bre, moj blog ima tek mesec dana!” Ali onda sam se setila da sam prošle godine napravila nalog jer sam tada htela da pokrenem blog, da sam napravila ove fotografije, da sam smislila ime bloga… Da, ta ideja me je već duže vreme opsedala. No, zašto se nije to tad desilo? Ne znam… Mislila sam da neću imati vremena od obaveza, naglo je postalo hladno… Jednostavno rečeno, nije bio pravi trenutak. Mada, onaj samokritični glas u meni odgovara da ne treba čekati pravi trenutak, nego da ga treba stvoriti. Istina je verovatno negde u sredini. I godinu dana je proletelo… Vreme je obračunati se sa vremenom. Da li je to obračunavanje uvek nepravedno I nezahvalno? Vreme prolazi, to je njegova suština, a što se mi stalno nalazimo uvredjeni zbog toga, to je naš problem. Problem naivnih, nerealnih ambicija i planova koje život postavi na svoje mesto. I nama posle dodje smešno šta smo sve zamišljali pre nekoliko godina da će danas biti. Vreme se ukazuje kao večiti čovekov neprijatelj koga čovek stalno juri, a na kraju, paradoksalno, ono njega stigne i pregazi. No, treba biti pravičan I stvari sagledati sa obe strane, ili, još bolje, sa više strana. Isto to nemilosrdno I za čoveka nezainteresovano vreme njemu donosi saznanja koja mu samo ono može doneti. Iskustvo I sazrevanje, samoironični odnos prema iluzijama, koji je znak veće svesti – sve to ne bi bilo moguće kad bismo zaustavili vreme. Da li bi iko od nas, da može da se zaustavi u jednom trenutku, smeo da tvrdi da je baš taj trenutak sve što zaista želimo? Ne, čovek uvek od vremena i sebe u vremenu i kroz vreme očekuje mnogo i više. Dok mu ono opet ne pokaže da i dalje nije dovoljno sazreo… I tako u krug.  Dakle, godinu dana je proletelo. Znam da sam stara jer osećam vreme kao nešto što proleće. Deca nikad ne doživljavaju vreme na taj način. Ipak, osećam koliko sam se mnogo promenila u toku tih proletelih godinu dana. Tako znam da sam još mlada, da još tako vidno sazrevam. A verovatno se taj proces nastavlja kroz ceo život. Samo čovek treba da se obazre malo, da se seti, da ne bude uvučen u vrtlog vremena i da ne gleda u njemu samo nešto što ga pretiče, a opet nosi sa sobom. Da li bi čovek bio manje čovek ako bi uvek mogao da realno sagledava vreme, i sebe kroz vreme? Ili se opet mora postaviti pitanje šta je realnost, a šta stvar perspektive…

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EN: I made this set last autumn when I wanted to learn how to sew a pleated skirt. I didn’t use any pattern but tried enthusiastically to turn two rectangles of fabric into skirt through the magic of maths. That was the pure evidence that no creation can be made just from inspiration but from hard, hard work. Anyway, I am very pleased with the result. I paired the skirt with minimalistic top which function is to modernize the skirt, to make it look like a dress and to emphasize the silhouette of the body. I often wear skirt and top separately, but together they seem as if I am wearing a dress. Here I styled it for the day look, but worn with pumps and jewel it becomes perfect classic but modern look for more special occasions. The clutch is also made by me, and soon it will be in my shop on the site. Stay tuned!

SR: Sašila sam ovaj komplet prošle jeseni kada sam htela da naučim kako se pravi suknja sa faltama. Nisam koristila nijedan kroj, već sam se sa entuzijazmom bacila na izazov da uz pomoć magije matematike dva pravougaonika platna pretvorim u suknju. To je bio čisti dokaz da ništa ne nastaje iz puke inspiracije već zahvaljujući teškom radu. U svakom slučaju, zadovoljna sam rezultatom. Suknju sam uparila sa topom minimalističkog kroja, koji ima funkciju da je modernizuje, pretvori u haljinu i da nenapadno istakne figuru tela. Ove delove mogu da nosim odvojeno jer su odlični su za kombinovanje, a zajedno daju utisak haljine, koju ovde nosim u dnevnoj varijanti, a koja se sa štiklama i nakitom pretvara u savršen klasično-moderni izgled za neku svečaniju priliku. Torbicu sam takođe sašila, i uskoro će se pojaviti u prodavnici na sajtu!