Thursday, May 22, 2008

Self Portraits are Not Easy

Observe my mad self-portrait skillz:

How do other women get the picture-in-the-mirror to turn out so well? The flash always obscures everything in the shot...
And auto-focus was just not focusing on anything in this one.
Here I am, running toward the camera--snap! Still figuring out that timer.
And finally, the finished product. I bought this pattern in, oh, March? And I've had the fabric for that long, too. It's a knit, and I've never sewn with knits before, and I don't have a serger, so I was all kinds of nervous. Then I decided that I'd never know unless I tried, so here it is. It looks good as long as I maintain perfect posture and don't move. One wrong move and the girls are hanging out for all to see! So...I think I'm going to wait until my mom comes up and have her help me with some alterations. I'd (maybe) wear it out now if I had a cami underneath. Otherwise I don't think I'd risk exposing myself and damaging the eyes of the general public!

Bobby has a teeball game in about half an hour, and the skies keep shifting from sunny to ominous...the coach hasn't emailed, but I'm not excited about taking three kids out to get rained on isn't my idea of fun...

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We have no big plans. Caroline is going to march in a parade with her Brownie troop on Monday, and maybe my s-i-ls will come visit from Jersey...Hope you have a good one.


Handi Dandi Mandi said...

for the mirror, you either need to shoot the shot at an angle so the flash is not hitting the mirror or you need to turn off the flash completely and hold as still as possible (to avoid camera shake and therefore out of focus pics). You want to do the latter with good lighting in the room but make sure you don't have lamps or sunlight hitting your mirrors :-)

Meredith said...

WOW!!! Awesome dress! I think it looks great. I am waaaay too chicken to sew clothing for myself!