If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know by now that I like to sew skirts. They're simple to sew, they're easy to fit and they're versatile with the ability to be dressed up or down.
While I don't like super tight clothing, the pencil skirt silhouette is one that I think works on my my figure type. Even though I've only sewn this particular skirt pattern twice previously (here and here) it's my latest fave skirt pattern. The pattern is McCall's 5984, a Palmer / Pletsch wardrobe pattern.
The latest is a navy and white floral print skirt - perfect for spring. And for my navy polka dot shoes, because remember? I'm all about the shoes.
The skirt will also work well paired with a white tee and flats for a more casual summer look.
Another thing I like about slim skirts? They don't require much fabric! This fabric was found in the remnant bin at JoAnn Fabrics for a whopping $4. I used an invisible zipper from my supply stash and faced the yoke with white cotton from my fabric stash.
After sewing the skirt I then tried to get a photo taken of it being worn.
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of my photo shoots? And I use that term loosely.
That's because I take all of the photos myself using the self timer on my Canon PowerShot SD790 digital camera.
Why you ask?
Because the last time I asked my dear hubby to photograph me for the blog he responded "what?!? not another photo for the sewing blog! how many do you need anyway?" LOL. That was about three years ago. Needless to say I just quit asking and take care of it myself.
It takes quite a few shots before I get one suitable for posting. Here's a few shots showing you what usually happens "behind the scenes".
I set up the camera on my cutting table in my little sewing studio, set the timer to 10 seconds and quickly try and get in place in front of the white closet curtains.
Sometimes Abby just can't resist checking out what I'm doing.
Sometimes I have Sophia in my arms and I can't manage to put her down and in position before the camera snaps the photo.
Sometimes I have Sophia in my arms and before I can put her down Abby plops down right in front of me. And of course the camera goes off right at that moment.
Finally I manage to get a semi-decent photo, which I then crop off my head and post it to my blog.
So what happens behind the scenes in your photo shoots?