June 15, 2012

Sewing For Myself {Project 1}

I've been sewing for me!

I made this shirt yesterday to wear to a baseball game that we were going to with two other couples. I know, I know, it was just a baseball game. But, even my "casual" wardrobe has been looking a bit sad.

I made up the pattern on my own, using a sweater that I had for "fit inspiration". I really like how it turned out, it's very comfy.

I'm already thinking of making another one....maybe a tutorial as well?

My "photo shoot" didn't go so well.

First, I tried to bribe my 7 year old with fruit snacks to take pics for me, but she just wasn't having it today.

So upon reading posts, tips, and suggestions of other bloggers I decided to try the self/mirror method.

It felt rather odd and awkward...

I couldn't manage to get my whole self in the shot 90% of the time.

Then I realized how awfully smudged my mirror was...right at a certain two year old's height {I think I know my culprit}. If you hadn't already noticed the smudges look below my hips down to my feet...
I was then "photo-bombed" by said two year old...

Still feeling AND looking odd and awkward...

Maybe it's the bad hair day? Throw in a pony...realize how bad my roots are looking.

It got a little better but certainly not great.

Do you have any self taking photo tips you would like to share? Or blogging photo tips in general? I would love for you to share them with me!

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  1. I love it! The wide stripes are awesome! Tutorial please?

    Thanks for coming to check out Craftbotic. I am following right back.

    Rosie xx

    1. I'm humbled by your kindness! I hope to post a tutorial soon :)

  2. Ha ha. You might have made the shirt for you but you had to SHARE the photography moments!! I really like how you mixed horizontal and vertical stripes. Lovely!

  3. Cute shirt! I wish I had more time to sew... Anyway, I found your blog via Mom's Monday Mingle. I don't know that I would be brave enough to do my own photo shoot- but I loved what you came up with. Nice to meet you! Gina @ mychocolatepeaces.com

    1. Thank you! The photo shoot was more of a photo wreck!!! I really need to learn my camera better. :)

  4. Great job! Your top looks super comfy. It's always hard to take photos of yourself but you got loads of good ones. If you're looking for another place to share your creative projects, stop by Etcetorize this week! We never have enough sewing projects~

  5. This turned out great and I love that you made it up! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)