Edit Update. I've somehow lost my Favourite Sewing Blog Blogroll! Disaster! I'll be rebuilding it shortly. I've also posted a review of my dress on Pattern Review. See sidebar.
Now back to my regular posting:
I've been learning something new. I am getting acquainted with Photoshop Elements 8. It is an amazing application. I bought it two years ago and was somewhat intimidated by it and found iphoto much simpler to use as I rarely did anything to my photos other than a bit of cropping. Photoshop was on my 'Yeah, One day' agenda. Then, as anyone who has read my previous post knows, I was pushed into a corner and the day arrived. It is a tool that can do so much it is mind boggling. I've barely gotten around how to shift photos around my computer from here to there and discovered things I want to do like collages and magnified photos of sewing details and do more than .. you guessed it .. crop.
I want to present good photos but I don't intend to make my sewing projects look like something they are not and you won't see me suddenly looking like Angelina Jolie either.
My tutor on the photography course I recently did said 'You can't edit a bad photo into a good one' and emphasized getting composition, exposure and focus right at the start. I am nowhere near as experienced a photographer as I am as a sewist and I frustrate myself with what I can't do ..yet. I am willing to share my
Photoshop gets a bad rap in sewing blog world, but it is just one of many editing programs and it is enabling me to get around imacflikrgoogle limitations and for that I am grateful.
Back to sewing I've made a quick summer dress to cope with our heatwaves. We've just had one and are expecting more. My aim is to make a few quick summer garments from the extensive stash. Here's number one.
New Look 6013 Dress
Unlined, raglan sleeves, back zip
The only thing I changed was to swing the front vertical dart outwards to my high hip to eliminate a drag line.
I'll do a Pattern Review soon. Hope you are all having a good week.
Last weekend I caught up with a friend who lives in the Blue Mountains, an hour's drive west of Sydney and we went to this lookout at the Shipley Plateau at dusk.