I've actually got some after pics! Not that they're spectacular or anything, but in the past few months I'd post befores and never come back with the afters :-/. (Cause many times I'd be so exshausted after doing a project and so sick of looking at and dealing with it that the thought of photographing outcomes didn't come until after I'd handed it over to its owner.) But at some point I do intend to get some shots of these projects I speak of.
So, I did alter the outfit from the previous post, but I didn't wear it to the Kwanzaa event here in Lafayette. Instead, I ended up wearing it to the one in Baton Rouge on this past Wednesday night.
Most of the change came in the fit. I took both the top and skirt in a good bit to give it more of a shape. Although I did appreciate the sleeves and their fullness, I always feel like that style is too much for me. I like seeing it on other people but not so much on myself. I feel so tiny and drowned out when I wear large garments or garments with exagerrated features. (But I do love the large collar.)
I turned the bottom into a more fitted pencil skirt, then, when I could barely walked, I realized I'd went overboard with the tapering of the bottom, and I'd already trimmed the seam allowances down. So I ended up having to put slits up the back as well as on both sides. Overall, I'm pleased. The shape and style is more me.
On another note, I'm going back to headless photos. Those who've been reading my blog from its beginning can probably recall a time when my face wasn't in every picture. Images were cropped from the neck down. Well, I'm going back to that for one main reasons: It takes a lot (ok...not a lot but enough) of energy to be making myself decent before taking the pictures so I won't be looking crazy. Many times I take pictures right after I've been sewing all day/night or shortly after waking. After one such session, my hair might be all over, my lips might be chapped, my eyes might be droopy or any other combination of unphotogenic (for my shop anyway) attributes.. This is not necessarily something I want to portray in my pictures. It's the difference between this...
(Had been awake for about 30 min.)
Picasa makes it nice and neat. :-)
Happy "oh 10"!