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Where are you from and where do you live now?
I’m from Serbia, from a small mountain town, though I live in Belgrade (which is a capital of Serbia ) for 10 years now. I graduated in art history and would know a few things about medieval manuscripts but never was too serious about getting anywhere with that. Instead, I do few other jobs, half of the year I work as an archeologist spending days in a dirt and sweat digging prehistory loving every second of it!

The other half of the year I spend working as personal assistant in my dad’s company (which is nice, since I work from home and have lots of free time that I can use to sew and try to start my own mini fashion line (wish me luck with that).


Baby Mokosha

How did you start sewing?
I started sewing three and a half years ago. One day I decided I needed a sewing machine, so I saved money for a while and then got one. It took me 45 minutes to thread it and when I figured that out, my sewing adventures began! My first project was a circle skirt with some details in tulle and satin. It turned out quite messy, but I wore it anyways.

My first serious project was prom dress for my little friend some 4 months after I got the machine. I tried to copy a big fluffy D&G dress in painted tulle, and what I came up with was good enough to make my friend prom queen! It made me feel kind of like a superhero.

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less
Psilocybe Chic

Do you have a style icon who inspires your sewing projects? Where do you go to get inspired?
I get inspired by lots of things; movies, photography, nature, paintings, tv, music, blogs. Most of the time when I look at the fabric in store, I can see a finished garment.

Inspiration collages

What time of year do you find yourself most creative?
Anytime. Though I haven’t been as productive in the Summer time, but not because Summer doesn’t inspire me, but simply because I’m always away from June until October/November.

What’s your sewing experience like?
I turn some music on or a tv, but I don’t really listen to it. I just want something to make noise. Every part of the day works just fine for sewing time. My sewing room happens to be my sleeping room, living room, dining room and kitchen all at the same time.

When sewing i get completely oblivious, I forget to eat, drink, or even pee and I manage to make complete chaos all around me.


A detail shot of Mokosha’s sewing table

What is your dream sewing project?
Though it’s not sewing-related only, my dream would be to be able to design and make my own shoes.

How long have you been a member of BurdaStyle?
I’m a member for just over two years, but active member for past few months. I’ve been inspired by so many BurdaStyle members and met so many lovely and creative people trough BurdaStyle site, thank you burda :)

What is the most frustrating thing about sewing for you? What is the most rewarding?
I get mad about ironing. I will never understand those who claim that ironing is relaxing, it’s so frustrating to me! But I do iron, hating every bit of it.

What’s rewarding is the fact that in a matter of hours one can transform a plain piece of fabric into one-of-a-kind fashion goodie-it’s like a magic to me.

Since I started my sewing adventure I can finally wear what I like to wear instead of wearing what I can afford. I can have unique clothes that fits me just the way they’re supposed to. I can make garments I once could only dream of.

Click through her top ten favorite member creations

42 Comments

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    Jul 13, 2011, 01.48 PMby Dorianne Gatt

    i really like your style, almost all of your dresses i like a lot, even the combination of coloured tights and boots/shoes to go with that respective dress i really adore!! well done!!

    my problem is that i always do the same mistake, that i start a project and i don’t finish it for the last little things like the hem… it is very annoying. do you have any positive suggestions to make??

    thanks and well done!!

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      Nov 22, 2011, 03.56 PMby mokosha

      thank you, dorianne, for your lovely words.. sorry for the late reply, but i saw your comment today for the first time.. suggestions.. hm.. well.. i sort of have similar problem.. i always need to finish garment the very day i started sewing it.. otherwise, there is huuuuge chance that i never ever gonna finish the poor thing.. i hate doing same thing twice (or in two attempts).. but, i guess it wont help you too much if i say: force yourself to do all the job at once.. i guess organisation and planning is important, i often write myself a little plan of work, like- in what order things should be done.. to prevent making mistakes, cause nothing slows down more then mistakes.. also, what i find quite helpful is making a garment knowing when and where you are going to wear it.. like- you are going to the wedding, and you need a dress.. that forces you to finish job, otherwise you’ll have to wear an old dress, and that never feels as good as wearing brand new one.. hope i was even a bit helpful..

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    Jul 6, 2011, 02.27 AMby lizajane09

    Ooh, so fun to read about you. I looked through your studio and I’m in love with everything you’ve made. Seriously- everything! Congratulations!

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      Jul 6, 2011, 08.44 PMby mokosha

      thans lizajane.. just had a rough day, your comment kind of made it a bit more bearable :) thank you for that

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    Jul 3, 2011, 04.51 AMby cantare

    Congrats on being a featured member Mokosha! Your sewing skills are amazing, really! And your pics are so fun to look at. Your style is very chic and edgy, you definitely stand out. I share your dislike of ironing…I need to do better at not avoiding it. The seamstresses of the world are envied and idolized by those who want to join us :)

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      Jul 3, 2011, 10.00 AMby mokosha

      :) thank you very much

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    Jul 2, 2011, 09.32 AMby FEDRA

    Čestitam! Kao da čitam svoju priču (peglanje i totlna isključenost od svega kad radiš) ! Samo napred tako, samo ono što se sa strašću radi može uspjeti!

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      Jul 2, 2011, 11.36 AMby mokosha

      hvala, fedra!

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    Jul 2, 2011, 06.21 AMby pampula

    It was really fun to read about you! I adore your dresses, they are so original (and you are so productive, woah) ! And that work as an archeologist sound super cool;) Keep up with your wonderful creations! p.s. Thank you for choosing my project to your top 10!

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      Jul 2, 2011, 11.39 AMby mokosha

      thank you for your lovely words, pampula.. i had hard time choosing only one of your dresses for top 10, ’cause i love them all so so much :)

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    Jun 30, 2011, 10.49 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    really lovely reading all this! i can relate to so much of what you said. especially the becoming oblivious thing. i find myself sewing from like 3pm to 1am and realising i really needed to shower, eat, hydrate and like a thousand other things! Also the ironing thing….i completely agree. And the part i find the most frustrating, is it always seems, no matter what, the iron seems to be dirty :o Anywho, its lovely to see you as featured, your stuff is all wonderful and is so cleary you, my favorite part is scrolling through your creation and seeing every colour of the rainbow as i go down. so many fun prints

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      Jul 1, 2011, 08.51 AMby mokosha

      thank you from the bottom of my heart, my sewing twin :)

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    Jun 30, 2011, 06.41 PMby baka-pepica

    suuper! cestitam!

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    • Princezica_large

      Jul 1, 2011, 08.21 AMby mokosha

      hvala, matea

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    Jun 30, 2011, 05.06 PMby madebymeg

    “My sewing room happens to be my sleeping room, living room, dining room and kitchen all at the same time.”

    I can totally relate to that! And I also would rather sew than eat… gah something’s gotta be wrong with us!

    Love your work!

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    • Princezica_large

      Jul 1, 2011, 08.14 AMby mokosha

      nah.. we are perfectly fine hehe

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    Jun 30, 2011, 02.58 PMby Kasiorist

    fantastic style and projects. congratulations! I did feel like reading about myself at parts but it’s so cool you’ve been nominated! good luck and snap your thread wishes for future (it’s break the leg equivalent for sewing I hope!)

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      Jun 30, 2011, 04.34 PMby mokosha

      thank you very much, kasiorist..

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.38 PMby fidgetfingers

    Yay! Congratulations! You are so talented and all your projects turn out so well. You deserve all the attention and praise!

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      Jun 30, 2011, 04.32 PMby mokosha

      thank you.. nah, they do not all turn out great, i often mess up huuuge, but stay quiet about that

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.26 PMby oonaballoona

    YEEAHHHHHH! mokosha for president!!!!!

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      Jun 30, 2011, 04.29 PMby mokosha

      you are killing me oona! hehee..

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    Jun 30, 2011, 12.46 PMby turtlegirl00

    i am so excited you are featured!!! :) I love all of your creations and sense of style!

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      Jun 30, 2011, 04.29 PMby mokosha

      thanks, gal

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    Jun 30, 2011, 12.25 PMby beaufabulous

    You have fabulous style! very inspiring! Congrats on being featured you are very talented :)

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      Jun 30, 2011, 04.28 PMby mokosha

      thank you :)

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    Jun 30, 2011, 11.08 AMby janul

    Hi Mokosha, great to read about you! I love your style! And, oh, how I envy you to be featured, lol :)

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    • Princezica_large

      Jun 30, 2011, 11.19 AMby mokosha

      :) thank you, jana.. and, you are getting there, for sure :)

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