Sunday, December 13, 2009

Let there be light

Lighting totally does make a difference!

Here's yesterday's shirt in yellow light:
Butterick 5101
Here's yesterday's shirt in white light:
Butterick 5101 in new light

I didn't make any adjustments to my camera; that's just the Reveal light bulbs. Woo!

Butterick 5101 in new light

I learned on the Selfish Seamstress blog about ironing hems...
Wonky hem last weekend that I wasn't thrilled about (yellow light too):
Simplicity 2618 done
Then I ironed the hem today (and most of the shirt), and it's totally fine now. What a great tip! I was going to wash and dry it--but ironing had the same effect.
Simplicity 2618 in new light and ironed hem

I made McCall's 5511 for myself today:
McCall's 5511 front
The sleeves were too long for me, plus realized I hadn't piped for a while, so out came the piping (yeah, I haven't cut the threads off this one yet):
McCall's 5511 detail of piping and flannel print
You can see the detail of the fabric; it's basically up and down. So the "sweet dreams" is sometimes up, sometimes down. As are the sheep. Which sometimes look like dogs.

I bought a real tree today--it's a small little tabletop tree from the supermarket. It came already mounted in the stand, it's small and I could easily carry it. I have it in my bedroom right now...isn't it cute? It's the first time I've ever bought a real tree. I've always used my little 4 foot fake tree but when I saw this one I had to have it...
my real tabletop tree!  12/13/09

Good night!!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those white light bulbs make a huge difference! PJ's look soooo comfy.


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