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From: MaryW
Date: 12-07-2006, 11:02 AM (1 of 7)
I bought a Folkwear pattern recently. (By the time it was sent to me it was $25.00) Fell in love with the style. It is the Armistice Blouse. I may make it from white batiste but that is not written in stone. There are detailed instructions on how to do the drawn thread work. There is also almost a book full of things to read before you cut anything out. I am going to make the View A without lace. I might also make a straight sleeve, rather than have cuffs. For some reason they drive me c-r-a-z-y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This will be a "in the new year" project but I love the rectangular neckline and how the back goes over the shoulder to meet the front bodice.
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 12-07-2006, 11:09 AM (2 of 7)
I like that blouse. You will have to post a picture when you get it done.

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From: MaryW
Date: 12-07-2006, 11:11 AM (3 of 7)
I will, but how do people take pictures of themselves in the mirror. I think you would have to turn the flash off, right?
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From: esrun3
Date: 12-07-2006, 10:55 PM (4 of 7)
Love the pattern, Mary. I haven't taken a pic of myself in the mirror but I think you are right, turn off the flash, I would think you'd get quite a bit of glare with it on. Cant' wait to see what you do with the blouse!
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From: VenusElaine
Date: 12-08-2006, 11:30 PM (5 of 7)
Definitely turn the flash off!
I have several wedding (home) pictures that you can see nothing because of the glare from the mirror behind us. Even with natural light the glare can eradicate the image. The light source should always be behind the photographer, but without a reflective surface in front of same!

"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
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From: blackie
Date: 12-13-2006, 06:26 PM (6 of 7)
Mirror shots never look great. I think it's worth finding someone to take a couple nice pictures, then photoshop 'em (to brighten 'em or whatever). You could send them to me and I could fix them a little!

JMHO but I think some of the "homemade" photography is unflattering to the clearly amazing creations y'all make!

Oh - also, I *heart* Folkwear.
see the mundane life of a housewife.
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From: MaryW
Date: 12-13-2006, 06:49 PM (7 of 7)
I absolutely agree. The pics I take are the worst, my stuff is really better than that, but..........................
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