Milano fashion

This April I was delighted to visit one of most fashionable cities in the world – Milano. My expectations were sky high, but when I arrived I started to feel a bit disappointed. While I expected more street fashion and freelance designers the Milano saw was the Gucci, Prada and all of the most expensive designers. To be fair I must say it might be that I just haven’t had enough time to visit all the right places. Three days went by very quickly as my main goal in Milan was to buy white lace to work with.

During our visit we were sightseeing Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica Duomo of the Nativity of Saint Mary and manage to take a few nice pictures of my new handmade dress.






Plus a very romantic narrow backstreet alley


Have a good day!



Hawaiian pineapple

Some time ago I was invited to Hawaiian New Years Eve by my close friend. Actually I knew him for a long long time. Just before party I got an idea for a gift – a champaigne filled pineapple.

A few days before I had bought a champagne, some filled paper l got at home and some chocolate candies. :)

The results are above. The party was awesome. And guess what. While I came to P’s house, I stayed. It is almost 2 years after and we are still together. Happy pineapple!

Ekhm… taking pictures was not as easy as expected … See below….


Meet my cousin – Hanna :)


The story of a picture below is kinda funny. While I was trying to take a shot she was constantly asking me “what are you doing?” And then I’ve made that picture. Let’s say this is one of my favorite, memorable photo.


Dress for a wedding guest

Some time ago I was asked to make a beautiful gown for a wedding guest inspired by a project of a prom dress. The lady I was making it for is a really skiny person, got angel curves and dark long curly hair. I couldn’t imagine a better model. I must admit it was my first attempt on draping/moulding. I’ve watched almost a hundred movies on youtube and I think that I am still an amateur.



The final result




Making of







WOŚP Onesie – charity program – AUCTION FOR SICK BABIES

In my country we do have a lot of non-profit organisations which help children. As in many places in the world there are some abuses which damage an image of charity. The main problem for donators is where their money went. The ‘Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy’ Foundation leaves a certificates of their whip-rounds by buying a medical equipment for hospitals, so that the donators may see what happened with their donation. As an exaple of this you may find a lot of equipment in Polish hospitals with a sticker like the one below.




The WOŚP Foundation organizes a big event once a year in which volunteers go to the streets with a special boxes which all the donators may put the money into. At the same time they provide auctions on (polish version of Most of the stuff they sell is from celebrities, sportsmen or just peaople who want to help by selling their thing to help out.

So we finally came to the point of my participation in WOŚP. I volunteered to sew a Onesie Kigurumi for a charity auction. Here you have a link to the post


If you wish to participate in the auction, please visit the link below\

The story of the Onesie.

It wouldn’t be my life if almost everything wouldn’t go wrong.. with a happy finale.

At first when I decided to sew a onesie for an auction I didn’t even have an inch of a fleece fabric. Some of you may know that I am well known for my determination. I went to all fabric shops, outlets and wholesales Krakow had to offer. And nothing! I didn’t even think of giving up. My next chance was web. And guess what… This fabric I wanted was sold out. It was only available in dark blue colour. But it was incompatible with my plan. Then my fiancee came up with the idea to ask society at social media. Some lady told me that the fabric is sitting there in Wrocław city (269 km/167 miles) from the place when I live. So I asked her if she can buy the fabric and send it me, while I will give her money back, she agreed on Thursday. I was waiting till Saturday and wrote to her. You know what she told me? “I’m sorry I don’t want to send it to you. It would be better if you buy it by yourself.”  :-( I was angry, but didn’t even think of let go. My will of taking part in WOŚP was stronger :)

Some time ago, when I was visiting a city Tarnowskie Góry (123 km/ 76 miles) I have seen this fabric. It was almost 2 years ago, but I’ve decide to take my chances. I’ve found a phone number to the fabric store and guess what – it was still on a shelf. The same day I was there just for 4 meters (157,5 inch) of fleece fabric as on picture below.


Actually I needed about 2/3 of the fabric I’ve bought but when I was leaving to the shop my grandmother told me to buy more just in case. When I arrived to the shop I was so excieted that I didn’t even look at what seller was cutting….. When I came back home I’ve spread the fabric and …. It was broken by the flaw in the length of 70 cm (27 inch) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I started to wonder is it a curse or is the God testing me. That was the first time when I was almost done. When I woke up next day I reminded that I had bought too much of the fabric just because my granny told me so. When I came back to the project I was sure that nothing worse can happen and I knew that I will finish it anyway.

After cutting fabric, sewing body together, inserting zipper something unexpected happened…. The bulb broke. I don’t know how and why but it broke while there was dark outside and during New Year’s Eve – all shops were closed that day and the next day. I was forced to use a flashlight. As you may imagine it was very ‘comfortable’. After 4 hours spent on sewing with holding a flashlight I finished the hood.

What I needed to do was to finish Onesie was to sew hood to the body, make ears and insert it into a hood. It wasn’t so easy to make so I waited 2 days to buy a bulb. As a cautious person I’ve bought 3 bulbs. Unfortunatelly I wasn’t able to test them in the shop, because they didn’t have any sewing machine. When I came back home it turned out that one is broken, second one is twisted and I was not able to insert it ino the socket. The third one was also twisted but not so much as the second one so I finally had it working and prayed not to have the bulb broken again. It was fine.

After sewing the hood to the body, was time to make ears. I’ve made 5 pairs and none of them was perfect…. CURSE ….. I must be stupid to give up at the end when I went through so much trouble. So I’ve made 6th pair of ears – and voila – they were perfect! The next day I send it to WOŚP Fundation Headquaters.

Now, when you know the story of this one not-so-easily-made Onesie you may buy it – check out the link below. There are only two pieces of this Onesie in the World – I’m wearing one of them right now writing this post :-)


Felt cardigan

This figured felt occupied my wardrobe for ages now. It was almost begging me to turn it into something remarkable, when I stumbled upon a flattering sewing pattern by Simplicity from 1968.  To make this project I used decorative felt, polyester lining, raglan sleeve pads and a seam forming tape. I hope you’ll like it – personally I think this is one of the best finishes I’ve done so far :)

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Ethnic skirt

Memories…. Scanning my wardrobe with the stuff I’ve made I’ve traveled back in time to 2009 when I first started sewing. This skirt is my very first handmade piece of clothing. It is made of patterned satin with no lining, it is high waisted and also has pockets which unfortunately are not clearly visible on the photos :)

So long ago…

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Fake flower cape

Once, while shopping in one of stores I’ve noticed a beautiful artificial flowers. Almost immediately I came up with an idea for a cape. Then I had to wait for a good sale. When at last it happened, I bought a whole bag of differet kinds of flowers.

First I made a cape with organza. I have finished raw edges with overlock stitch and then using a glue gun I added the missing pieces. :)


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Report from 8th Creative Activity Fair

At the end of May I had the pleasure to participate in the 8th Creative Activity Fair (VIII Jarmark Aktywności Twórczej) organized in Chorzow, Poland. In addition to artistic performances you could take part in craft workshops.

I liked the “Creating flowers of foam” workshop, led by Mrs. Zaneta Gadomska with the Pejzaż company.
Below are the ‘making of’ pictures and the final result – my iris.


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Handmade jewelry

In March I decided to check if making handmade personalized jewelry could possibly be my thing. To do this I had a pleasure to participate in the metal jewelry design workshop organized by the Cracow School of Art as part of Cracow Fashion Week 2015. During classes we used copper, tin and brass. I was able to make a ring, a leaf and a “pearl”.
Final result shown in the pictures below.
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