Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Thrift Store Score - White 'N' Red Stripe Fabric

When shopping at thrift stores, it's hard to find a decent amount of decent fabric at a decent price. (Couldn't resist doing the "decent" three! lol)
I was thrilled, when I looked in the drawer at my favorite thrifting stop, and saw this bulk of fabric!

A dollar for 60 inches wide and 2 yards long?? Yes, please!

I used McCall's 6754 Dress D (sleeves C) a knit pattern because the fabric is stretchy. Although, I don't believe it is "technically" a knit. 
It was a fun and challenging dress to sew!

I did have some trouble with a few minor things but nothing that really matters.

Instead of rolling the neckline, I used bias tape because I felt like the dress needed something. It was the exact thing it needed.

I  also added two inches to the bottom of the skirt because I don't like short dresses.

In case, you want to sew a dress with raglan sleeves, it is good to know that there is a right and left sleeve. They aren't universal. ...Trust me, I learned it the hard way. lol

Check back Saturday for some more pictures from this dress shoot!
-'- Jewel
Photography: Jewel & TaMera

Saturday, January 24, 2015

On the road

This morning, I went to get my picture for today's photo challenge category "On the road". It was fun to go out and just take pictures. Something, I haven't done since October. 
This is the photo, I shared on Instagram and you get to see the rest! :)
Happy Saturday,
-'- Jewel

All photos: iPad mini

Friday, January 23, 2015

Photography 101 & 201

 This past Fall, I attended two photography courses (101 & 201) through our local collage's continuing education program.

While waiting for 301 to come around in March, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite photos from the two courses.

First up:

Photography 101

101 covered the automatic modes that most cameras have and a little bit of the technical side of the camera.

Photography 201

201 covered the manual modes of cameras and everything that goes with it!
One of the weeks we were giving a list of 10 different photo ops to do as an assignment. I can honestly say, I was the only person to do all ten!
One on the list was a night shoot with moving lights. The perfect opportunity came on a freezing cold night, when Dad had to go to Best Buy which is located on O street. (O street is a major street in Lincoln.)
It was soooo bitterly cold that I set my tri-pod up, put my camera on it, got in the car, rolled down the window and stuck my arm out to take the picture!
Another shot on the assignment was "panning". Where you move the camera with the subject to get the feeling of the subject moving.
Again Dad came to the rescue and said I could get some of him as he brought wood into the house.
I'm looking forward to 301! 
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thrift Store Scores ~ Knightly Buttons

I found this set of buttons the same day I found these buttons. $1 for eight.

Happy Thrift-ing!
-'- Jewel

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sunflower Dress from a Vintage Sheet

I made this dress back in March of 2014 for Easter. It was ready to wear the day before!
 I found the sheet at Goodwill in Austin, Texas for $5.99.
Mom and I had to put two patterns together because the skirt of the dress pattern was too full for the sheet.I used McCall's M6745 (C) for the bodice and McCall's M6706 (D) for the skirt. After making the dress, I still had a good amount of sheet left and decided to use the sheet for the bodice lining.
Hope you enjoyed this peek at this sewing project.
Happy Saturday,
-'- Jewel
Photography: Jewel & TaMera
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