|Contrasting side pocket|
Few words about the photos: I've seen so many blogs with awesome pictures and I really want to get better ones. I think I need to invest on a tripod. But I think these weren't half bad. I tried to use the posing tips Rachel from House of Pinheiro posted couple of weeks ago. And I think they are working. Now, I suck at posing, I feel very self-conscious when someone's taking a photo, and I really want to improve this. Maybe taking my pictures for the blog will help... Although it's even worse, when you're taking them in your parking lot, where people walk by... But I kind of like the wall there as a background. We'll see. Maybe I try another place. Oh, and one more thing: I had these perfect shoes for these pictures, but my ankle is still swollen, and they didn't fit. So, that's why I'm wearing my tennis shoes...
Fabric: Dotted brown (100 % cotton), dotted pink (100 % cotton), and beige bemberg lining (100 % polyester).
Pattern: Robe Réglisse
Changes to the pattern: Added 1cm to the length of the bodice, so that the waist would be in the right place (it wasn't though, needed even more length). Added pockets and lining.
Notions: Elastic for the waistband, pink dotted bias
Time: ~24h (this includes everything from tracing the pattern to finishing, a bit of an estimate, since I forgot to check the time a lot...)
Total price: 75,45 €*
*The cost is pretty accurate: I have a table of costs... I love statistics! Although I don't know if this reflects the real costs of my sewing, since there are always the Craftsy classes and patterns that don't get made in the end and books that are for technique and my dress form and pins and needles and stuff... I'm too much of an accountant I guess, and it bothers me that I don't include the fixed costs... anyway, this is my decision: I will include the fabric, pattern and notions for the project. Unless they are over 3 years old (except pattern books I keep for 5), which is when they become sunken costs... and I have some additional rules that might change - or not. Do I just think about this way too much? Maybe I shouldn't even calculate how much it costs, but I kind of like having a record of it...