Pretty in pink and lace

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As a person who loves sewing and thrifting I have developed an alterations pile in my sewing box. (an alterations pile is basically a backlog of clothes which I found while thrifting and I thought had potential to be altered into something more my style) 

Last night I made the first step to reducing said backlog.

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This was originally a plain vest shirt thing with an ugly belt around the waist. It was also slightly too big. I took it in a bit, unpicked the belt loops and used some wide lace to create the collar and sleeves.

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I'm actually really pleased with how it turned out. The lace makes it much more me.

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One last thing. The picture above is the first sketch of what will hopefully be my first collection. I've been thinking a lot about how my sewing and pattern making is progressing, so I've decided to take the first step (telling the internet so it will keep me accountable) towards making it a thing.

Edit: I had another thought and didn't want to leave it in case I forgot! I've been looking for a subculture name to describe my look for about 5 or 6 years. Anyway, I finally found one! The term is otome kei.! :D

Icecream casuals

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I had a very laid back day today as far as my clothing was concerned. It was one of those days where you stay in your pyjamas till 3pm. I had a very valid excuse though! I was working.

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I'm going to attempt to sell some jewellery at a market in Davidstown! Anyway the pendants you see above took pretty much the whole day to sculpt and paint, hence why I stayed in my pyjamas for so long.

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I did get dressed eventually!! Rohan and I went out for a walk after I had finished the sculpting work. I was feeling a bit lazy, so I went for a more chill outfit compared to what I normally wear.

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The walk we had was lovely. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and we got to go to spotlight!!

I think I've learnt my lesson

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Yet another forgotten shoe shot. Have this fabulous picture of my friend Mitch instead.

Now that's out of the way, I'm going to tell you a story. With a moral.

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If you've been reading my blog, you know I purchased a camera recently. You'd also know that I'm still getting used to said camera.

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The day it arrived in the post I spent several hours playing with it and googling all the things about it. This included one of the adjustable settings ; the ISO.

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In my googling I found out that a higher the ISO made dim situations better, but at a cost. The cost was loss of clarity due to digital noise.

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To When I shot my photos today it was dim, and my lighting tests were shadowy and awful. So what did I do to rectify the situation? I raised the ISO. And what did raising the ISO do? It turned my pictures into noisy messes.

The moral of the story is don't raise the ISO on the Sony qx10 if you don't want a noisy photo in a dim environment.

Closet cleanouts

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I procrastacleaned on Sunday. Once I had cleared out my closet I found this beautiful dress which I completely forgot I had.

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My mum bought this dress for me from Alannah Hill about 3 years ago (before Alannah Hill stopped designing for the lable)  It's such a pretty floaty flouncy dress (and I might have flounced around all day :s)