I decided to give my newly traced Lutterloh kimono sleeve tee a try in some thrifted knit my fabulous Mother picked up for me. I've got her trained well. :)
I really liked the simplicity of this knit with the stripe set on the bottom. I wasn't sure about the color on me but I wanted a comfy summer dress so that's what it was going to be!
It was a thin knit and curled like crazy and since I have yet to get spray starch to control this, I let it do it's thing and used it to my advantage. I didn't hem anything! I did bind the neckline to add some stability but let that edge roll up on the outside for a subtle design detail.
I ended up sewing the side seams twice in four short goes to get the fit I wanted instead of just making do with the first sew through. I'm pretty happy the stripes still match after hacking off about 6 inches from each bottom side.
I love it with this vintage scarf that I've had forever and never had anything to wear with. I feel like this will be a great travel dress since it is so comfortable and will be easy to accessorize for different looks. Plus this piece has now be STASHBUSTED!
Now we'll politely segue from the dress to photography...
What's the difference between clothing in real life and photographs? Why does something look good in the mirror but not so great when I take a photo for MMM? Today I discovered some reasons why my photos might not look as good when I look in the mirror. Angles, lighting, breathing.
Here's some examples from today's self photoshoot. (I set my camera on custom timer. 10 seconds then 5 photos)
|Dress and body in motion, fabric is fluid and moves with us. Me striding along, is a brief second in time, yet captured on camera presents an unflattering wrinkled mess.|
|Suck it in, let it out, Oh look I'm a MODEL! hehe|
(Self timer gives you some interesting shots to work with)
|What do you think?|