Tuesday, November 27, 2007

All Day Long

Sometimes I make dresses that are purely design driven, other times they come to be out of basic simple need for that certain something you can wear to the store, or just hang around the house, or with proper boots even to the movies. It looks structured, and maybe even rigid, but it's a very comfortable knit jersey dress all day long...

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Danca's Latest

Two of my latest, the Belle skirt has a stuffed edge, and was a lot of fun to make. The Rectangle Mini is one of the cuts I'm obsessing over lately, especially the over sized pockets sewn on the outside rather than what we're used to, the inside of a garment.
Best of all my brand new white wall I finished painting this afternoon, makes a great difference when taking pictures. Just another one of my obsessions, the white wall.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Snow in Sarajevo

Yes, I get a bit sentimental this time of year, even more so when I see pictures like these my cousin Maja took downtown Sarajevo. One day she should publish a book... Thanks Maja!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

All New and Better

Yes, my sewing studio now has a set of new shelves to hold all my fabric, and I also have a new old sewing machine that I'm still trying to talk into just doing it's job... But, the change is good, it makes me want to make new things, not to mention how much easier it is to breathe here... Making new dresses too, and I'll post the pictures as soon as they get completed.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I've been tagged...

A few days ago, I've been tagged by Kristen K. from Crafty Peeps blog, a very cool craftster lady. Check out her blog, she makes awesome hats.
Oh, and the reason I haven't been posting anything for a week, it was my birthday week last week, sooo... I was spoiling myself rotten.
But, back to tagging, here are the rules:
Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 7 random and or weird things about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 7 things about me:
1. I love chocolate
2. My feet get cold even in the middle of the summer
3. I love mornings and getting up early, before dawn when it's so so... quiet
4. I just learned how to cut my own hair; attempt number one resulted in a mullet, attempt number two was a lot more successful
5. I am a shoe addict; I can't stop buying shoes; and I'm not even thinking of recovering
6. I miss snow, especially during holidays
7. I live in Florida, but I am originally from Sarajevo

Tagged by me:
Home Made Originals
Rochelle Fugate's Bloggiedoodle
Sweet Stella Designs
Fuzzy Izmit's Blog
Flurrsprite's Nook
Felting in Fibrespace

Monday, November 12, 2007

My own inverted seam...

Well, after posting on Callie Co bags, this is my own version of an inverted seam. I like using these for looks but also for comfort. These are part of my Spring 2007 Origami I collection.

Callie Co

Say inverted open seams and I'm sold! But not only that, I like Callie Co bags for other reasons too, like some nice fresh stitch marks, raw texture and shape, and using leftover materials from other artists. I'd say if you need a new bag, you have to check this Brooklyn label, I absolutely love these.

Friday, November 9, 2007


I went shopping the other day, and came home empty handed. Why? Well, I've been spoiled rotten by Etsy. Young labels like Kcoline, based in Brooklyn NY, know what's been missing out there, real, beautifully cut, comfortable clothes, unaffected by that strange thing we call 'fashion.'

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Shirts I've Done...

...this past summer. My work is a bit different now, but I would love to go back to these on fabric or paper.

Cecile Belmont

Cecil Belmont is a French artist/designer, currently living in Berlin, whose work I stumbled upon on Etsy. But I got into real trouble visiting her site, simply because I could not decide which images to post here. Her clothes are refreshing, simply yet beautifully cut with witty, funny graphics, screenprinted of course. They reminded me of shirts I've done my self this past summer. Best of all there is no clear line between her art and her clothes making.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Rachel Comey

One dress I would not mind owning by Rachel Comey. I absolutely adore this cut! Does it mean I'm a constructionist? Maybe...

Olga Samoschenko

I viewed Olga Samoschenko's latest collection, Spring/Summer 08, but what really caught my eye is what she did for Fall/Winter 07/08. What can I say, I love the folds, I'm obsessed with all the different ways you can fold fabric over a form, rather than cutting pieces away. The lady from Minsk does it more than well, and I also commend her on her color choices, so fall, subtle, so very quietly elegant.