Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Things I Don't Need

The dress I made at the end of October, photographed in early November, and now I finally get to show it.. To be honest, I wasn’t quite happy with photos and that’s why I pushed this project a side (the best photos of the dress are when I'm checking my phone!).. On the other hand, I enjoyed making this simple dress.. 

I bought this fabric on a flea market.. I live close to the well-known market in center of Belgrade – Kalenić pijaca, and when it’s on my way to where ever I’m going, I simply have to take a look if there is anything interesting.. That’s how this become my main source for fabrics and some other things.. Just look at these beauties to see how great fabrics are there :) One summer day I went there with my friends, and with my expert scanning of the booths I saw a pile of fabrics.. I took a look and immediately liked this dark red fabric with paisley print, some kind of a lightweight wool blend.. I started chatting with a woman who was selling these fabrics, and it turned out that she had more fabrics for sale.. Her aunt was a seamstress, and now she’s selling all her sewing supplies.. Of course I was interested to see treasure hidden in her apartment.. We exchanged contacts, and a few weeks later I visited her with Mokosha and we left her with significant pile of fabrics.. More about that some other time..

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Fall Apart

I’m in a phase of shirt making.. Ideas are mixing in my mind and I’m constantly changing my previous plans.. I was preparing myself to make a shirt from this lovely print rayon fabric you see on photos, but while I was tracing pattern pieces on paper I decided to use that pattern for making this shirt.. I had a backup plan.. I already did my research of shirt patterns from Burda magazines, and there was another easy pattern I wanted to try - #119 from Burda06/2013.. 

Monday, December 12, 2016


♫ ♪ Tres - Operator

Currently I’m into shirt making.. I delayed bringing my ideas come to life for some time, and now I can’t stop.. I looked through shirt patterns in recent Burda magazines trying to find basic patterns which would be easy to adjust to two of my favorite techniques in fabric manipulation – pin  tucks and scallops.. Pattern #110 from Burda 07/2012 cought my eye.. Simple shirt with classic collar and ¾ sleeves.. To be honest, I wanted my first make with this pattern to be from this fabric.. That changed while I was tracing pattern pieces on paper.. While I was doing that, I remembered that I had a few large leftover pieces of blue lightweight cotton fabric.. Perfect opportunity to try to make a shirt with pin tucks and at the same time try this shirt pattern.. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ostavi sve

Some of you may have seen preview of this outfit on Instagram.. There’s always a new way to use scallops and it looks like I’ll never get bored with this cute detail.. The blouse and the skirt are both my makes with selfdrafted patterns.. 

The blouse is my version of this button-down blouse I found on Pinterest.. I liked the simple look of V neckline and scalloped collar.. I was lazy to look for a blouse pattern that would be similar to this one, and I decided to draft my own using a basic top pattern.. To make things simpler for me, the scalloped collar is only at front of the blouse.. There’s nothing going on at the back.. Drafting went easily, I got everything right at start.. I used light gray rayon fabric and pearl buttons..

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Look At This Instagram

It’s official.. I started my instagram profile.. I’ve been preparing for this step since March this year, when these photos were taken.. Somehow, I always had something else to do.. And to be honest, I wasn’t a fan of this social media.. Busy life showed me that I don’t have time to write posts for all garments I’ve made.. Also it’s nice to have a space to show lovely furry and spikey creatures to those who like pets.. For all those of you who are interested you can follow me @lejditea 

I’m aware that not everyone is a pet lover.. If you’re interested in story about my two pets, please continue reading.. If not, in next post I'll return with one of my newest sewing projects.. 

When you have a cat for a pet it’s hard to find another little creature that would easily coexist with feline.. Since I was 13 year-old I had a cat at home and I cannot imagine life without one.. Almost 10 years ago, in a newly opened large Pet store in Belgrade, for the first time I saw African pigmy hedgehogs and it was love at first sight.. I immediately knew that it was the perfect pet that could survive with a cat for a roommate.. The price was the only problem stopping me from having one.. Years have passed, I never got to adopt a real hedgie.. For an example, one of my exes gave me for a present stuffed hedgehog so I would stop talking about real one!! 

Year ago I started living with Matija (boyfriend) who didn’t make any problems with my three year old deaf albino cat MaliBu living with us.. At one point I mentioned hedgies and for the first time someone liked idea of adopting spikey little creature.. Matija wanted us to adopt an albino hedgie because we had albino cat.. We even started collecting money so we could buy one in future (it’s not only hedgie, we needed a cage too).. My friend Neda knew about our dream to have a hedgie, so when she heard that her friend Marija  wanted to find a new home for her 6 months old hedgie, she contacted me and we become carers of grumpiest hedgie ever.. Хвала Недо и Марија :D This hedgie wasn’t albino as Matija wanted, so his only condition was that he gives him a new name – Momčilo Jež..