Sunday, February 23, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
I have been wanting to make the leap to a dslr for some time now and for Christmas I got a Canon Rebel T3i. Now the task is to learn how to use it properly- easier said than done but I love the process. Here are some portraits from the holiday break.
Best pizza in PDX and the man who makes it
Elena on New Year's Eve (2013)
Kainoa's second Christmas
Allie @ Paxton Gate
The late, great Sachi Miura
Sunday, August 11, 2013
This was a simple shift dress that I made up using a heavier weight ikat fabric and a pattern from the BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern book. I originally made this in a size 36-38 but needed to size down to a 34 for the final version. I also added 2.5 inches to the hem rather than 1.5 inches. Overall, I am pleased with the dress and plan to wear it during the summer and into the fall.
I finally made up the Long-Sleeved Shirt (8a) from Simple Modern Sewing by Shufu To Seikatsu Sha using some plain slate-black linen blend fabric from my stash. I like that this book has been translated into English and contains standard US measurements. This was the first time that I have made anything with button holes or a Chinese collar and I now feel pretty comfortable with both, though I do think that the various gathers and oversized style make construction much easier. In the future, I would like to try the Archer Button Up Shirt from Grainline Studios.