I surprise myself sometimes. When I first started recording my makes at the start of this year, I hated the photography bit. Super bloke would take 50 photos and I would select 3 average ones suitable for public consumption.
I have never liked posing for the camera and have many many eyes shut, tongue out, getta-outta-my-face photos over the years to prove it! But… something has happened over this year. I have had to get used to taking photos of myself, and not just the same old me but the me as I went through loosing my hair and now my breasts. It is like photographing myself going through these stages has helped me shed the layers of self doubt and anxiety.
I no longer worry that as someone who has only been sewing for a year, I have nothing to offer the world. That’s not the point. The point is that I am learning to make clothes and documenting the process helps me order my thoughts and solidify what I have learnt. Along the way, wonderful challenges like this weeks One Pattern One Week, where I voluntarily took daily selfies (ha!) have been incredible tools for me in finding my inner beauty.
Day 2: Pink shorties, Yellow ducky jacket, refashioned wrap and new handcrafted Aussie-made bling from bbppdesigns. It was so cold, and I wished I had made up my wool pants version sooner (it’s cut out ready to go) so layers, layers, layers!
Day 4: The jumpsuit! layered over a thrifted shirt. Me likey crazy layering stuff.
Day 5: Trying to thinking of new ways to wear the jumpsuit! Under a vintage skirt and with thrifted cardigan. Honestly didn’t dig this get up. Did the cardi up most of the day and toilet stops were…
Day 7: My sporty take on a short skirt again with the infamous holiday shirt. This was fun! I did have to wear shorties underneath to save my dignity when playing with the kids though. Thank you to Jane for hosting!
I am not done with this pattern yet, I have a pants version partially sewn, and once I make up my mind as to how I want to modify the bodice I plan on making a pant length version of the jumpsuit! Aside from modifying the fit here and there, I cannot decide if I want to go with the layering thing and adjust the bodice a little to allow that OR if I want to adjust the bodice for a bit more coverage (close the triangle a little and extend the back up) so I can wear it on its own comfortably. What do you think readers??
And just for fun, here’s 5 crazy ways to wear a jumpsuit!
And 5 pink ways to wear high-waisted short shorts:
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