Hmmm, with the camera disasters we've had around here Wardrobe Wednesday was quite the challenge this week! I'd forgotten just how kind & clever the pentax is, the way it balances light for you & minimises what you have to do to make a photo look good!
Anyhow, out came the old canon, and without my lovely assistant working at home to be my photographer, I had to make do with the mirror shot.
I made the dress a couple of years ago, when I was pre baby & of rather different proportions - luckily my hack sewing turned out to be a bonus, I'd made it from a pattern which was too big for me, and instead of taking it in in a sensible fashion, I just sewed up the side seams and made huge darts in the back. This made it exceptionally easy to enlarge - rip rip rip, done! No sewing involved!
It's a really fantastic pattern, a 1960's simplicity one I found in an op shop :) I plan to make another soon, but I'll plan out my neckline alterations and actually buy some interfacing, in an attempt to be slightly less hack.
In the first photo is something I've been wearing a whole lot this week, one small (large) boy! He's been a bit toothy and a bit grumpy, and chases me around the house with the mei tai until I attach him. We alternate between front & back carry, depending on the dangerousness of what I'm doing! (cooking - back, wandering around house - front, that sort of thing).
Photo number two, me minus my kangaroo baby. Not the best view of the dress & I look a little crazy-eyed (so not good at this mirror portraiture! If I looked in the mirror I ended up wobbling the camera & blurring the picture!).
I think the new camera should arrive today, thank goodness. However did I survive in the days when you needed to have some kind of skill to take a good photo!
Happy Wardrobe Wednesday!