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Summer of Dresses Part I

Oh hey blog!

I made a dress!

This dress!

The only pictures that looked right are the ones of me running like an airplane. Thank you John 🙂

I bought the fabric (a heavy, stretch seersucker) at mood yesterday (OH MY GOD it was heaven), printed the pattern at Kinkos, and 4 hours later BAM a dress appeared.

I’m writing here that I solemnly swear I will make like, at least 5 more dresses this summer. And post pictures and stuff. If people are interested I took process pictures but most of them were photobombed by Gershwin…

I wore my dress today and it was lovely! 🙂

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So the bokeh link I posted before – such a win.

I found some orange duct tape (idk) and blue posterboard left over from a high school project and went to town:

I freehand cut the circle after holding up my lens to the posterboard and then cut a strip to go around the sides and even thought to cut a hole for the automatic/manual slider (I’m awesome). I cut a teeny heart in the middle of the circle (adorbs). I then botched some sort of structure with duct tape and voila! a perfectly functional bokeh.

This thing is sweet!

Then I tried a star just for funsies but this time I didn’t go downstairs to the christmas tree cause I’m lazy, but thankfully I have lights in my room year-round!

Only tip (an obvious one) is you set your focus on something really close and let the lights blur in the background – hence the automatic/manual access cut out. Though you can’t actually get to the lens to focus with the bokeh on (duh) you can focus on something close with automatic, pop it into manual while it’s stuck close and then you’re set ’til you have to refocus.


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