Having a house with a garden makes things so much easier when it comes to taking pictures for your blog, it’s an easy outside location. When however you have no tripod because your boyfriend took it to a show to shoot some videos and no one else to take your pictures, you have to improvise and hope for the best. I don’t like using the timer but I have no remote control for my camera and since there was no tripod, I had to teach it some acrobatics and balancing on a crate on top of a table, hoping the wind will not blow as hard as to drop it on the ground.
I made this dress back in October when most of my clothes had started feeling a bit too tight to be comfortable and I needed something that would allow me to move freely and also survive a whole day of meetings without suffering in my clothes. I’ve always liked tent dresses but always feared they would make me look really big. And they do, I’m not going to lie but they are also very accommodating for a growing bump. Don’t ask me what it is I’m looking at this picture, I blame the timer.
The outside comes with cold lately, so every so often I had to pop in to restore my blood temperature. You know I don’t like cold. I cut a size 10, which was the smallest one on the pattern and didn’t make any adjustments. The fabric is a cotton sateen from Minerva Crafts
The dress ties at the back with a big bow that I particularly like.You can see how much excess there is in terms of fabric.
Another great photo, where I’m looking at the sky, a pigeon coming closer, a plane about to land in our garden. I dreamt of this dress with something golden, like a card in a nice lightweight fabric. I saw this lightweight jersey I guess, during a random visit at Simply Fabrics in Brixton. It winked at me the second I entered. The Julia Cardi was the only cardi pattern I had at that point. The style and length of the card doesn’t really go with the dress and I didn’t wear them together, but I ended up with another version of this great pattern. My other Julia
I don’t have anything else to add about the dress, it’s very easy to make as it doesn’t have a lot of pieces. For the neck binding I used the same fabric but then for the armholes, I used shop bought bias tape as at that point I wanted to get it done.
As you can see, I’ve done a better job with the pictures I took of the mannequin, she doesn’t even have to look awkwardly at something else.
How do you have your blog pics taken? Do you use a tripod, timer, or photographer?
That’s it from me for now. Have a nice week everyone.