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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Taking Pictures of Yourself is Hard Work ~ The Monique Dress




So I finally finished this dress, and really wanted to take some pics of it, but the hubs had to bring Ian to karate, so I didn't have anyone to take pics when the lighting was good....so I figured I could take some myself...


but for the most part they were blurry....


or part of me got chopped off...


and sometimes I thought the picture was already taken...it wasn't...


more blurriness....


and sometimes you look angry and have no one there to tell you to smile...





and sometimes Sami dog decides she wants to play....


and sometimes the pic is just what you wanted....only still blurry....

I used a pattern for this dress, but I added a lining and lowered the neckline in the front and back quite a bit, and I didn't actually follow the instructions, so I can't tell you what I thought of the pattern, but I like the dress a lot. It fit perfect without any alterations, which is quite unusual.

 I was a little worried that the fabric would be to girly for me.  If you look closely in the first pic you can see it's little trees but instead of leaves, it's butterflies. I really love it, though.  It's just so happy and fun!  You can find the fabric here.  It's called Just Wing It...which is perfect because that's what I did for this dress.














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38 comments:

james @ agirlcalledjames said...

i love it and your pictures are pretty darn good for doing them yourself.

Jordan said...

It looks great, so pretty!! Great job.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

despite a little blurriness, dress looks good and I like the pics!

Suburbsmama said...

Very cute dress. Great job. I know what you mean about taking the pics your self is hard, I have to do all the time. I kind of got used to it now. But I do still look angry in alot of them. LOL.

Shawna said...

Gah!! It's gorgeous!!!! Blurry or not, you look fabulous!

Shannon said...

Your pictures actually turned out really cute! The dress is darling. I love the pattern and colors together.
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www.apronsandapples@blogspot.com said...

Ok now that is just amazing! Not only is the dress FABULOUS!! But your photography skills amaze me and you are taking them and doing the modeling yourself. I am impressed. I can't do the photography as well even when I am not the subject. Wouldn't have even known how to attempt it. Great job. flattering, beautiful dress. You have talent!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

Ha ha ha! I love your self photo shoot:)
The dress turned out AMAZING!

Liz Sewmode said...

I love the dress! So flattering and flirty. Great job!

Bethany said...

Next time you have this situation - send me the dress, I'll wear it and send you photos of me wearing it, and then send you the pics and keep the dress because I STINKIN' LOVE IT!!

saskia said...

I love the fabric, you look great, cute dress

Zoe said...

Beautiful dress- it looks very good on you. I think your pics turned out good for the most part- especially since you took them yourself!!

Jengerbread said...

Yes, taking pictures of yourself is hard. Sometimes I resort to having my 3 year old take the picture, because there's no one else around! :)

Very cute dress. I love the contrasting waistband.

Ruth said...

The dress is super!! It looks perfect for summer. Great job. Your photos are not bad, either. I came over from TT&J.

Ruth

Jill said...

This dress looks fantastic! I love the colors & fabric!

Ladybird Ln said...

What a fun summery dress! I love the colors, and give you huge kudos for taking pic of yourself!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

southernscraps said...

Love the dress and the fabric!

Caroline said...

Wow. That dress is darling. My favorite part is the red waistband. Wish I could take pictures of myself that look like that!

Midnight Mommy said...

Love the dress! ;) Super cute and not too girly! :) I am your newest follower from the blog hop, hope you get a chance to take a look around on at www.midnightmommy.com! :)

MaryLu said...

Love the dress, and the ribbon is just perfect for giving it a bit of pizzaz!
I'm so glad to see that the sewing skills of our mothers and grandmothers is still alive and well.

AmieAnn said...

This is beautiful! Love the color of the fabric and the bright red waistband. You are soo very talented. Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-hippo-party-34.html

Danielle said...

absolutely beautiful. Such a pretty dress.

sorbetsurprise said...

I have completely the same problem taking pictures of myself and have just had to put up with the wonky non-smiling awkward poses I seem to capture! I really love your dress though ant the fabric is pretty.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Taking pictures of myself never turns out as nicely as yours! I must be doing something REALLY wrong! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Love it! Featuring this on my FB page tonight! Thanks for linking up! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

Jill said...

Your dress is beautiful as are your photos! Great job!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mindie Hilton said...

So cute. I would love to wear this dress. Thanks for linkin got bacon time. Can't wait to see what you share this week.

Crystal said...

Haha! I LOVE the dress and I think your pictures are wonderful, especially considering you took them yourself! Thank you so much for linking up! :) Hope you have a wonderful week!
Crystal
Homemaker in Heels

Seamingly Smitten said...

Beautiful dress! I wouldn't have known there were butterflies in the fabric. What a fun photo shoot!
Jenny

Kadie said...

Taking photos of your self is hard work! I don't like it either!! I always look mad in mine. The dress looks fantastic!! I love the fabric.

Andee Eve said...

Great dress! What pattern is it. Loving the summery print
<3
Andee

Chris said...

What a lovely dress! I think your self-photos turned out well. Just pretend the blurriness was on purpose next time. :)

Andrea said...

You look adorable! Great fabric.

Andrea
Satinbirddesigns@blogspot.com

Beth said...

Ummm, the dress is beautiful and your self pictures are amazing! I can't wait until I can sew like that:)!
Beth

Neldajay said...

what a beautiful summer dress! you did a great job and the photos are great! Take care!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

this dress came out fabulous!!! And I think you did a pretty darned good job taking pictures of yourself! I always look so angry when I have the auto-shoot on, guess I am just mad my husband isn't a professional photographer...lol

Great job on the dress!

AmieAnn said...

Love this! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!
I am your newest follower so I can see what other sewing magic you pull out of your hat!

JamieS said...

The dress came out really cute! I agree, taking pictures of yourself is really hard! I always look angry or just weird!
~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

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