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Fancy Dresses

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1/4s, f4, 800ISO, autoWB, 18mm.

On today’s visit to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), I saw the Dior exhibit with my aunt. The suits and dresses on display had been purchased locally and worn and were very beautiful. The accompanying information panels (digital) were a must view to see the interiors of the garments and see construction details. It would be great if they became a digital exhibit.
I also wandered around the gallery including the crystal which I still think is neat but impractical.

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Written by Dalila

March 7, 2018 at 12:33 pm

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Flax Light Bodice

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1/30s, f4.5, 400ISO, autoWB, 50mm p. cropped

I finished knitting three balls of my yarn (Ram Wools Softly) on my Flax Light sweater. Last night I washed my sweater and let it dry overnight so that I would have an idea of the length. It’s definitely too short still but since I’d like to have long sleeves, I’m going to start them and see how long I can get the whole thing.

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February 2, 2018 at 10:25 am

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Small Mending

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1/60s, f5.6, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I did some mending this morning after I noticed that my leggings were developing holes on the inside of my calves (where they rub together). I have tried to stop the holey progression with some new additional stitches.

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January 28, 2018 at 10:25 am

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Circle Crafts Sweater II

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1/15s, f4.2, 800ISO, autoWB, 32mm.

This 100% wool sweater has a cable down the front and arms. It’s label shows its origins as Circle Crafts, from St. David’s, Newfoundland. I’m wondering if the sweater was completely handmade but so far, haven’t been able to find any information about “Circle Crafts”. The sweater is knit in the round, though the arms were knit separately and the armpits are scinched closed. If you know anything about Circle Crafts, I’d love to know more about it, send me a message in the comments!

Written by Dalila

January 15, 2018 at 5:10 pm

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Circle Crafts Sweater I

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1/40s, f5.6, 400ISO, autoWB, 105mm. cropped

I’ve been reading the excellent blog by Karen Templar, Fringe Association lately. It’s been making me think about my wardrobe (just how many clothes do I need?) and valuing homemade clothing. One of the posts made me think about the sweaters that I’ve thrifted with the intention of altering them into something more wearable.
One of these items has an interesting heritage, the red 100% wool sweater that I’m wearing above. It’s hard to see what can be done to make this sweater one that I would actually consistently wear. The shawl collar doesn’t really fold in this stiff wool. The sweater is sized for someone larger; on me, it’s very long and bulky and the sleeves are too long. But I was attracted by it’s 100% wool and made in Canada credentials and added it to my thrifting haul that day ($5/bag).
Tomorrow I’ll show the label of the sweater.

Written by Dalila

January 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

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Toddler Backpack

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1/400s, f3.5, 200ISO, autoWB, 50mm p.

I made a mini backpack bag for a small person and decorated it with stars.

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April 1, 2017 at 1:46 pm

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Corduroy Bag

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1/200s, f5, 200ISO, autoWB, 50mm p.

I finished sewing this bag for a friend. I hope she enjoys using it!

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March 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

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