I’ve been playing around with photography (at a very amateur, hobbyist level) for a few years now and have had a lot of fun with it. Taking photos of myself however is completely new and I’m finding it to be both terrifying and super hard.
Why bother, you may wonder?
Well, I’ve been really inspired by so many sewing bloggers during my foray into sewing. When I began sewing, none of my friends or family members were sewing their own clothes so if it weren’t for those wonderful sewing enthusiasts sharing their makes online, I’m not sure if I would’ve persisted as much in my own sewing journey.
So I thought it was time I share some of my own makes and my own sewing journey. It’s going to take some time with getting used to self portraits though.
I’m generally more comfortable with taking these types of photos:
Rather than these:
Hopefully with practise though, using a self-timer on my tripod and taking photos of myself (uggh!) won’t be such a big deal. I can only hope!
Now for the sewing part. This skirt was originally meant to be a dress – Lekala #4278 to be precise. But during the making of this little project, I stuffed up the bodice and decided I wasn’t going to bother fixing it because I wasn’t really loving the bodice to begin with. So, bodice tossed aside, I took the waistband in a bit more and it soon became a box pleat skirt.
Bodice failure aside, I’m fairly happy with how this turned out but I don’t think I’ll make another one of these skirts – I’m not really sure if I’m a box-pleat skirt kind of girl – but I do love the fabric. It’s a lightweight, crisp cotton from The Fabric Store and it was perfect for that long spell of hot and steamy summer days that we had not too long ago.