Monday, January 20, 2014

Portraits: Friends, Family, and Animals too

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.

 Dr. Garton

 Best pizza in PDX and the man who makes it

 My parents

Elena on New Year's Eve (2013)

Childhood friends

 Kainoa's second Christmas

Allie @ Paxton Gate

The late, great Sachi Miura

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ikat Jamie Shift

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 I originally made this in a size 36-38 but needed to size down to a 34 for the final version.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.

Black Linen Oversized Shirt

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.