Sunday, 29 May 2011

Sew Weekly: Embellish This!


Hi dreamers! As usual, I've been up and down and running around town, so here's my Sew Weekly creation this week!


Fortunately, Husbie and I got to take a little warm holiday recently as my brother was married on Magnetic Island, near Townsville (where they live) in Queensland. For the wedding occasion, I wore my Colette Rooibos dress, that I made for the Sew Weekly in March. But for the plane trip up there, I wore my new piping (my chosen area to try for the Embellishment theme) floral wiggle dress.


Time for some acting! Oh, what's that over there?! My Husband telling me to lean MORE over:


That looks natural doesn't it? Then he tells me to go into the water, and say 'Wha' Happened' like from A Mighty Wind.


So he gets a splash for all his direction this week! What a cutie!


Don't my photos look 1960s Vanity Fair? (I kinda think so! Not that I read any magazines to know that, but for some reason I thought that) I only put a small vignette on the photos usually for the Sew Weekly blog post, as I really like showing the true colour of the fabric, and with minimal distraction to the Sew Weekly readers. I admire Mena's blog, and I wanna make a very clear and consistent look for her (I really try not to waffle in my write up too!) website, so I ask Husbie to take the photos and then just put the vignette on.

But you guys are totally fun and I hope you don't mind me oversharing a little more with you, and making my photos have flair! So for these photos, I've given them a cross processed look in Lightroom. I think I've told you about this software before, as my Husbie uses it for his photography and people have said that you do more detailed photo editing with your Photoshop (or Potato Shop as Franca calls it! Cute!) like touch ups and stuff. But you can process photos quicker and easily with Lightroom. As I'm not in anyway a digital photography master, I spend most of my time (a I usually only have 5 minutes for every post!) clicking on a filter in Lightroom to give it a 'look'. I also add the curved corners to my photos in Lightroom.

You can also do the same with Picnik, that online photo editing software for the curved corners AND the filters/cross processed look. It works differently, and it's free, to Lightroom but if you're curious about getting a better 'look' to your photos you can play around with it!

14 comments:

  1. I love your pictures every time you post so I def don't mind that you have lots of fun playful ones. Mine are always me just stood still trying to get the outfit in my self timer as I don't have an obliging photographer currently. Keep up the good work, and I love your dress!

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  2. Love these photos!!! My hubbie always tells me to lean over more too...hahahhaha...Or to stand up straight and then it looks funny! Love these photos though!!

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  3. Gorgeous dress! And such fun photos. Corey hates taking photos for me so he always just takes one and that's it. Maybe husbie darling can give corey some coaching in photography.

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  4. What a babe, and the dress is fabulous. I love piping, I have to give it a go. You just need a cocktail and the photo would be perfect. Love QLD light.

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  5. You look great! Your dress is fantastic - the piping looks very professional!

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  6. Gorgeous retro look you clever thing you!

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  7. I really love the print, pretty dress!

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  8. I love that you reference 1960s Vanity Fair.

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  9. I've been getting really into playing about with the looks of photos in potatoshop, though it does take forever. Rounded corners are so timeconsuming too, a strightforward filter/1 step tool would be good!

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  10. i love getting extra pics and details!! i went with red piping too-- but yours is sweet success.

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  11. Darling! How I've missed seeing you--haven't been over in a bit. You look just lovely.

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  12. You look so lovely, a total pin-up!!!!! I'm in awe of that dress and your hair! The cross processing works so well with the overall vintage look xxxxx

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