Hot! The “One and Only” Dress

Name & Location: Laura Bolčina, Slovenia, Central Europe

Blog: My little nook

How long have you been sewing: 3 and 1/2 years.

Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: To increase my sewing productivity.

What do you love most about sewing garments: Stitching fabric pieces together, seeing garments take shape, and, of course, wearing them!

What do you hate most about sewing garments: Tracing the pattern pieces to the paper and cutting them. It always takes too much time.

What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I made 32 garments and accessories last year – most of them for my family and friends. The dress in the picture is the one and only dress I sewed for myself. In 2012 I will try to sew more for myself and make at least one garment or accessory every week.

Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: To get a job.

What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: The Cutting Class, Ralph Pink, Mad Girls Prefer Pretty Dresses, Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing


Laura Bolcina

Laura Bolčina is a cultural studies graduate with passion for sewing and design.


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  1. What a generous seamstress! Your one and only looks like quite a success!

  2. Thank you! Anyway, I did make a few things for myself (jacket, 2 tops, swimwear and sleeping gown), but this is the only – and my favourite – frock.

  3. I don’t like tracing patterns either. Your dress is lovely though.

  4. I know that feeling of sewing for everyone but yourself!! This dress is gorgeous on you – so you definitely should make more for yourself:)

  5. I love the dress!! Did you make the pattern for the dress? I want to make one for myself :)

  6. Good luck with the job hunting, although I hope you find something great that still allows plenty of sewing time. Sweet dress.