So again…I must apologize for all the “noise” in my photos. Maybe I should explain…I do not have a working camera. In fact, I am pretty sure the photography gods have prevented me from ever having a working camera.
A few years ago, I purchased a point and shoot Casio (even though my better judgement was telling me to go for the pricier, but better reviewed Nikon), and the weirdest thing happens. When I shoot photos with too much light, there are huge streaks of white bleeding down from the most exposed part of the photo, as if my subject is melting. And what is really weird is this happens in photos that are not over exposed at all.
Unfortunately, I was at school in London before I noticed and there was no way to take the camera back. When I first started this blog, I was using that camera, but it became such a pain to get the light just right, besides the fact that without much light my pictures were grainy anyways, I decided to try something new. My mom has a film Cannon from the 80’s, and so I tried to use that and just scan the pictures on to the computer. However, a couple of times I took a whole roll’s worth of photos only to find that sometime during winding, taking pictures, and unwinding, the film had ripped apart. This could be just my bad winding skills…I don’t know.
So, for now, I am stuck taking pictures with my little Sony Ericsson cell phone. This has worked out alright so far…obviously no award winning photographs or anything, but it gets the job done. The only problem I have discovered is that I do have to take the pictures when there is plenty of light…which is not so good on a cloudy, wet day like today. Anyways, excuses excuses…You really don’t need to hear any of this, but maybe it will explain things a little bit when you want to look away because of all the ugliness.
For this skirt I used the free Kasia Skirt Pattern from Burda Style. I have been needing a work-appropriate skirt for some time now, and ran across this cute skirt over at Nikki-Shell. Now let me tell you…this is not for the faint of heart! There are a lot of instructions that are not always quite clear. I had to rip out a couple of seams before finishing the project. But I guess the final product shows the effort you put in, because this skirt is so cute! Seriously, I can’t wait to wear this thing (though as you can see, it will not be today because I still need to add 3 buttons to each side of the front panel and sew up the bottom seam)! For the lining I used the same as this top, and for the main fabric I used a light suiting material. For buttons, I am thinking some simple gold-colored buttons? Still not sure about that.
Also, I wanted to let you all know…it was so wonderful to hear everyone’s feedback about your crafting styles! It sounds like most of you tackle your projects with some sort of combination of planning and flexibility. And, as we each learn more and more about each of the “crafting genres” it becomes easier to be more easy-going about it. I think this provides a freedom in our crafting that allows us to truly express ourselves. Keep up the good work everyone!