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Added Apr 17, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ Rhododendron

Once upon a time, it was very worm Friday afternoon and I had to go all the way to the Vina archaeological site to find my mentor and hand him my final paper.. He said that it looks like I’ve covered everything, that he’ll send me an email on Thursday if everything is alright, and scheduled my thesis defense for next Friday.. Knowing him, I thought that there is no way that it will be over that fast.. But, on Wednesday I had an email – see you on Friday.. I wasn’t prepared for that.. I’ve planed to have time to go through my thesis and sew a dress to wear for that occasion.. So I had two days for that, or better said one night to make a dress..

Luckily, I’ve already prepared pattern, fabrics and notions.. The pattern is 104 from Burda 02/2011.. Owl print fabric is a cotton blend and for the lining I used lightweight cotton.. This dress was very easy and quick project.. I only had to narrow the bodice for a little bit and I was prepared for the morning..

I was hoping that very busy print will take our conversation from my thesis (Geophysical surveys on Neolithic sites) on to something that I’m more comfortable with.. It worked, in the end we talked about owls and how many of them spend winter days in Kikinda (town in Northern Serbia)..




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    May 15, 2014, 09.32 AMby snowwave

    I love this dress, and the fabric!!

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      May 15, 2014, 10.16 AMby lejditea

      thanks :)

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    Apr 23, 2014, 01.57 AMby sewing fanatic

    cute. enough of the active wear, i want to make some pretty dresses now lol!

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      Apr 23, 2014, 08.39 PMby lejditea

      thank you :) dresses are my favorite things to sew and wear.. just can’t get enough of them :)

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    Apr 22, 2014, 10.58 AMby barmaglot

    Such a cute print! And I love your story :) Well done!

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      Apr 22, 2014, 11.44 AMby lejditea

      thank you :)

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    Apr 17, 2014, 11.12 PMby rita61

    Great dress. Great work on your thesis. You look confident!

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      Apr 18, 2014, 10.27 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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    Apr 17, 2014, 09.11 PMby slmnstyle

    Cute dress! I love the owl print! Kudos on the successful distraction :)

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      Apr 18, 2014, 10.26 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :) owl print is the best :)

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    Apr 17, 2014, 07.03 PMby Luz Kettle

    Glad that you had great defense of the thesis! Great dress for that…. Great fabric btw

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      Apr 18, 2014, 10.24 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) fabric is one of my favorite :)

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    Apr 17, 2014, 05.11 PMby liliv-1

    I love your story and I like very much the dress, congrats for both!

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      Apr 18, 2014, 10.23 AMby lejditea

      thank you very much :)

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