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Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)

Added Apr 15, 2014

by lejditea

Beograd, Serbia






♫ ♪ Work, Work, Work

I’m an archaeologist and in last decade I spent a month or two minimum every summer on archaeological excavations, when the weather is unbearably hot.. That’s why two seasons ago I decided to completely change my outfit for field work and be the best dressed unemployed archaeologist!! My plan was to make tunic-dresses to wear with leggings.. Perfect for temperatures between 30 and 40°C.. With this dress my collection stylish while digging began..

The pattern is #125 from Burda 06/2012.. I liked all the details – drawstring shoulder seams, gathering at front and at the back.. Eyelet trim at the front was too much for a work dress.. I added two functional pockets – one for my mobile phone and the other for walkie-talkie, things I must have with me all the time.. The fabric is lightweight cotton.. The colors of the fabric are perfect for all the dust and dirt I’m surrounded in the field.. Also, loose fit is the best thing when it’s very hot..

It’s strange looking at these photos where I’m all dressed up, knowing that this dress witnessed two seasons of digging on Neolithic site.. I tried to find a photo when I’m working, but I have only so called social side photos.. You probably recognize Snave on the last photo (one of my favorite students :P).. She is wearing selfmade pants, also especially made for field work, with pockets for labels, bags, pens and all other must have stuff..




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    Aug 9, 2014, 01.25 AMby izbott

    I like how you make your dresses for work. I like to do this too .:-)

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      Aug 9, 2014, 08.35 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) I’ll do anything for comfortable clothes while working on the field :)

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    Apr 15, 2014, 06.34 PMby Mauude

    Your idea of being the best dressed unemployed archaeologist is so fun and so awesome at the same time! Combining your job with fashion is a brillant idea and I look forward to see what you will come up with! By the way, this dress looks so comfy and it’s really lovely :)

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      Apr 16, 2014, 10.59 AMby lejditea

      thank you :) I’m glad you like my concept :) I love wearing comfy dresses, so why not do that all the time? on field I can play more with colors and prints, than with my normal city outfits.. this look was just the beginning :)

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