Hi today I made a decision to not rely on my family to take my photos . I know this seems a bit of a no brainer but it didn’t occur to me that my little camera would have a self timer but lo and behold it does. I had been reading another blog a few days ago and the writer had talked about how she had used the self timer on her camera to take her great shots.
I was inspired.
Firstly I went to my husbands camera a big professional type digital as he has a tripod and I knew it would ﬁt. All good except the battery was ﬂat. So I decided to balance my tiny camera on his large tripod. I couldn’t attach it but it seemed to work. Here are the pictures of the set up.
My ﬁrst attempt is of my starting garments for the transition from summer to autumn . I ordered for the ﬁrst time a number of patterns from Vogue online. I had never done this before but the patterns I wanted are not available in our Australian stores yet and they were all on sale. I am thrilled with what I picked up. Here they are:
I purchased this poly blend cheaply from a local fabric store to make my wearable muslin.
This is a seemingly simple pattern only has 2 pattern pieces. But French seams are needed and although it makes up quickly it requires a care, and attention to detail. I love it. It is ﬁne in the still warm weather we have but I envisage putting tights or leggings under and long sleeve tops and jackets over when the weather cools down.
I discovered when I was assembling the dress that I had not cut the hem on the back evenly ,(I have no idea what happened but as it is checked I had to match some more fabric to get what I was after. The result took a fraction longer than it should have but I think it came out just fine.
This dress is ingenious with the way you can adjust the length depending on whether you want a top or dress. There are three buttons on the inside and buttonholes at the side seam near the hem . Very clever I will be making this in a heavier weight fabric for winter I think.
I also have started on this Marcy Tilton pattern. V9081
I am really looking forward to making the garments I have planned for the cooler months. It is lovely to see the creations of all the talented people whose work I wake up to on the internet each day. My RTW fast really is going great and I have no plans to stop.
Next step : I really just need to carve out some time to organize the chaos that is my creative space.