Serbia is one of my favourite countries - I love going there, the people are so nice, I can eat burek everyday, it's great for partying and there are cafes everywhere.
Novi Sad is a gorgeous little city on the Danube, I really liked it.
This is my new favourite dress by the way. I will do a post on it when I get some better pics.
I was wondering what to do about a bag for my stuff while at the festival cos I don't have proper pockets on most of my garments and I didn't want to have shoulder bag - and carrying a clutch is really not a good idea when drinking is involved (I learnt that the hard way a few years ago in Amsterdam...). So I made a bag that has loops I can thread onto my belt. I told Marko and he was like 'I want one too!'. So I started them the day before leaving. I seem to always end up having stressful days of too much sewing before any trips or events when I want new things made in a hurry. I thought I needed a travel bag too.... I was glued to my machine for hours.
I made up my own pattern for the travel bag because I wanted it to be a certain shape (the top of it is curved) but I based it on Merita's travelers bag. I put in a second hand vintage metal zip (I have a new favourite second hand shop which is practically next door to my job - very dangerous...).
It has three pockets on both sides.
It came in handy as a pillow for the long train ride home.
I made the straps a bit too long, makes it a little difficult to carry. I bought this fabric more than a year ago to make a jacket but then changed my mind about it so this was a bit of stash busting. It is a blue/grey upholstery fabric. It's soft but strong.
The belt bags are pretty similar. Mine has a slanted flap, Marko's has a rectangle one. Mine has a bit more top stitching and another vintage metal zip. I spend far too much time touching the zipper pull - it is just so smooth and soft, I love it!
This is a cool Serbian girl I met, Alex.
It also works with fabric through the loops to make a hand bag.
That's the fortress in the background.
This is Marko's bag.