Autumn in Vinkovci - part 2

The second exit at Vinkovačke jeseni with three dresses:

I like this mini collection very much and think I'm going to work on it some more. :)
Which dress is your favorite? Or even, which collection do you like the best? I'd love to hear from you!



Autumn in Vinkovci - part 1

So, last Friday I participated in a fashion show after the opening ceremony of the 52. Vinkovačke jeseni, the biggest and most famous cultural event in Vinkovci and the whole eastern part of Croatia. The festival was created in 1966 with the goal of preserving traditional music, clothing and old customs from this region.
All the creators that participated in the contest Etno kreacija Hrvatske back in June were invited to showcase their collections at the festival also.
I presented two mini collections. The first was inspired by the traditional clothing and lace from island Pag. Here are some photos from the stage:




Backstage chaos, nowhere to hang the dresses.....

 A couple of pics of  the girls before they ran out :)

More to come!


Sew and slash

Making faux chenille has become my favorite way of upcycling fabric scraps. I just love it. The experimenting, the combinations, the possibilities. It is so exciting to wash the new fabric to see how the pieces will all blend together. Love love love.

This particular piece is rather large. I think I'm going to turn it into a skirt. Yay! An actual goal finally!

Usually, though, I turn faux chenille into unique handbags and purses, like hose underneath.

I hope you like them!

Have a nice evening!