Friday, June 26, 2015

Your Wish is My Command (Part 1)

I've been a little lazy of late - I took photos of recently completed clothes on my twin - and bless her, she is a different shape and size to me.  So I buckled down (having listened to the comments - thank-you!) and took some proper pics of me wearing my TG clothes.  They are indoor pics as the  mosquitos tend to find me very tasty . . . . so here we go!

Dusky Rose Phoebe Jacket
White Jaqueline Slip
Off White Jaqueline Pants
Dusky Rose Phoebe Jacket
White Jaqueline Slip
Off White Jaqueline Pants
Dusky Rose Phoebe Jacket
White Jaqueline Slip
Pale Blue Phoebe Jacket
White Jaqueline Slip
Off White Jaqueline Pants
Light Blue Phoebe Jacket
White Jaqueline Slip
Navy Jaqueline Pants
Coral Jaqueline Slip
Coral Patterned Jaqueline Pants
Coral Jaqueline Slip
Coral Patterned Jaqueline Pants
Off White Phoebe Jacket
Dusky Rose Simplicity 4221 Skirt
Off White Zelda Slip
Dusky Rose Simplicity 4221 Skirt
Off White Zelda Slip
Dusky Rose Phoebe Jacket
Dusky Rose Simplicity 4221 Skirt
Off White Zelda Slip
Dusky Rose Phoebe Jacket
Dusky Rose Simplicity 4221 Skirt
Off White Zelda Slip
Dusky Rose Jaqueline Pants
Phew - that is the first batch - the next post will have the rest of the photos.  It is interesting seeing how the garments look as different combinations, some of these I will replicate, some are not so good!  I notice that the pics are not as sharp as usual although I did use a tripod and the remote app on my iPhone.  I think it may have been a little dark and that the exposure was a long one.  In a couple of weeks time I should have a better photography location, so will have clearer pics!

I think that some of the garments make me look 'hippy', but I am not too concerned about that - I am pretty my much a cylinder, perhaps a potato at a punch, so to look as though I have hips is rather fun!  I think that this is due to all the pockets that I have added - most of the pants, slips and jackets have pockets, that that can mean 6 pockets in one outfit.  Pretty impressive!!!

Ughh.  The 'preview' button is not working tonight . . . . I hope that this is formatted OK . . . . .

18 comments :

  1. Well done on taking so many pictures. I always find it so tedious! Regarding shape, I think this look has an unconventional shape but that is it's charm. If you wanted to look like an hourglass I don't think you would pick these patterns.I love the blue outfit best - but my wardrobe is based on navy - and the patterned pants. They are just so cool!! X

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    1. Thanks Phillipa - I always feel better once the photos have been taken as I enjoy writing the posts! The blue is lovely - I shall be wearing that combination tomorrow for work!

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  2. All your garments look great and you look lovely in them! :)

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  3. nooo not hippy at all! you look great in all these! I love this style, it looks boheimen to me & it looks fantastic on you, being 5' 1'' I'd probbaly look sawed off lol! but I think I'm gonna bite the bullet & order some of these patterns like I've been saying for ever lol! I love how the patterns work with solids, prints, dressed up or dressed down , they just work!

    Helen

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    1. Glad to hear that you are 'going for it'! I know that the designer is not as tall as myself, so I bet the garments will look great on you. I read one lady 'who is lacking height' say that she looks to see where the main design lines fall on the model, and replicates that when she traces the pattern - often shortening sleeves, lengths etc. It work very well for her. I would say fitting a bodice (shoulders, neckline, armholes, bust) was the best think that I did. I used this as the basis for all the tops that I made, using the design lines on the pattern for lengths, widths, angles etc.

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  4. My favorite is the coral, but I love all of them! I agree with Helen...I'm 5' 3" and I'll probably look sawed off too, but this morning I'm ordering some of the patterns.

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    1. Thanks Judi - hopefully my response to Nanna will help you as well. I hope that you will post some photos of your garments!

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  5. Judi together we can bite that bullet! lol!

    Helen

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    1. I bit the bullet big time this afternoon and ordered 7 TG patterns. LOL!!!

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  6. I love them, and I think you look great. Not just sayin' it, either!

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  7. Love this new style you are sewing..Just beautiful and looks fantastic on you.. Not hippy at all. Happy sewing.

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    1. Thank-you Judy - they are all really comfy to wear as well. I wore jeans and a shirt today and felt horribly constrained!

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  8. You certainly have found your style. What a wonderful cohesive wardrobe. Gorgeous colours too. A lovely palette.

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    1. Thank-you BeaJay - I agree. I definitely feel as though I have found my style, and I am loving to make these clothes. Wearing them makes me smile, so all-in-all, they are a winner!

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  9. I love your outfits. They look elegant and very comfortable. What fabrics are you using? Lightweight linen or cotton? What do you think of my using muslin (cheap), to lower my costs?

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    1. Thank-you for your lovely comment - they do feel good to wear! The fabrics I use are linen/cotton, cotton/rayon, linen/rayon blends, and 100% cotton or linen when I can get it! Here in Canada we have a fabric chain called Fabricland and although their sales and coupons are not nearly as good as elsewhere, I do get the fabric on sale, usually around $8/m or less.

      I think muslin would work really well - especially for the slips, as it is lightweight and floaty. If you can get is in different colours that would be great, or you could dye it. I know that Tina Given's recommends the use of gauze for some of her garments, so I'd say 'give it a go' and I do hope you will share the results!

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