Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wearing What I Sew

I have been taking the easy way out when it comes to taking photos of my garments. They're on the dress form anyway...why not snap a picture of them? Saves brushing the hair and actually putting a look together. I really do wear the things I make and slowly, but surely my wardrobe is becoming more saturated with made-by-me garments. Here I am wearing the Vogue cowl tunic at work.
I admit I'm not comfortable on this side of the camera. I much prefer taking pictures than being the subject matter. My hair is always a mess no matter what I do and I usually have a goofy look on my face. Guess I need to spend a little more time with Sal over at Already Pretty! As for this sweater, it has been super comfortable and warm, which was very important today as the weather was horrible...we even had a tornado down towards Salem. As I mentioned before, this fabric was purchased at the thrift store and it was a fairly large cut. I threw it in the washer because that's what I do with all fabric I buy used.  I did not see it when bundled, but there were scattered holes all over the yardage that had to be worked around to cut this sweater out.  It was dicey at one point, but I am so happy I was able to make it work! Well, break time is over, so back to work for me...catch you all tomorrow.


7 comments:

Sharon said...

I'm like you - I'm not always comfortable in front of a camera. I prefer to take photos of the garments on my dress form because I'm kinda lazy *LOL* I don't want to change out of my sewing outfit - super comfy yoga pants, tee and fleece vest.

Sewfast said...

That's my standard sewing uniform too! That's what I'm talking about!
:)

gMarie said...

Mary you look lovely! But I agree - I need to spend more time with Sal too.

Great tunic. Happy holidays. g

Summerset said...

Looks great to me! The sweater looks comfy and warm and that's high on my list for wearability.

Sara said...

That sweater looks comfy & cute! Think a sewing newbie like me could sew something like that?

And BTW, you're always pretty, no matter what you think your hair or face is doing. :)

Sewfast said...

You could absolutely sew that Sara! It's only 5 pieces and most of it is serging! I can send you the pattern if you want to make it!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

That looks great on you! Very flattering. I hate taking pictures, too. My self-timer will take 3 shots in a row, which has made the process much less painful. I still discard 4 pictures out of every 5.