UPDATE: I set up the tripod before changing into my PJs and I think we have a winner. Well, except for no feet. Imagine my orange sandals please.
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The dress is done and I'm wearing it right now. I went to the library today and to Publix (grocery store). So, how sad is it that my library card *expired* and they had to reactivate it? That's not to say I don't read — I do. I just haven't been to the library lately. Like in two years! I also had a $7.50 fine to pay. Oops.
So, the above pic is nice and clear, in focus, etc. As soon as I go for the mirror shots, all hell breaks loose as seen below. I'm still using Tyler's camera and it hates mirror shots. I really need to explore the thing some more and experiment with its settings to see if I can improve things. Until then, you're stuck with these:
Arms cut off, blurry.
Arms included, but still blurry. Wet hair in both.
Truth be told, I'm not all the way thrilled with the orange trim. It looks better when you're looking at the dress as a whole, but maybe I should've just stuck with the same print. Oh well, I ain't ripping it out now. It will grow on me. Like mold.
I ended up taking two pleats in the front so the dress shoulders wouldn't slide off of my shoulders. This worked. The rest of the dress is still too big though, so next time I will fix that. The sleeves as they are now are HUGE and if I lift my arms, you can see straight into them at my bra. Note to self: Don't lift arms in mixed company!
Speaking of the sleeves, I trimmed them in orange too for no particular reason except to carry the orange theme a little too far.
Tonight, I'm going to clear off the sewing table which is still holding yesterday's haul, the pattern for the dress above, and a few other odds and ends and then I'm going to veg with a book or two. Most are nutritional/diet reference books and one is a Scott Turow novel. I'm afraid if I start the novel, I'll lose the rest of the week so I'm going to hold off on that until the weekend. Plus, I'm near the end of another book except I left it at the dentist's last week. They're holding it for me but I keep forgetting to stop by. You would think I'd be on auto-pilot for that place by now but I'll be near there tomorrow for something else, so I'll get it then and finish it before starting the next one. I don't like "UFOs" in my novel reading same as projects in the sewing room.
Parting Shot: Here's the McCall's 6363 pattern piece I mentioned yesterday. Isn't that hilarious?