Blanket Vest For Big People

...and when I 'big' people I don't mean you have to be 8.5 months up the duff like me. I mean adults. This is a grown up version of the vest I made for my daughter.

I drafted the pattern from another vest I had. I drafted the hood and pockets from my favorite hoodie. I lined this old H.E.C. blanket vest with the most beautiful flannelette sheet I had been hoarding for quite sometime.

I decided not to put buttons on the front till I have done the big deed of deliverance as I figure that I will find out where I need to place them once I am 'smaller'. I also have plans of embroidering some arrows on the front for detail in white cotton. 

This will be the perfect camping accessory.

I took these photos on the Olympus OM-D E-M10 using the WiFi remote function. I cannot begin to tell you how frustrated I have been in the past when asking my husband to help capture me in my handmade garments. I'm sorry to be awful but he really does have the worst sort of eye to be taking proper/flattering/nice photos.

I regularly resort to photographing everything I make on clothes hangers. I don't think this gives a realistic view to the items. They come off 'flat' and really don't show them off as they are in real life. 

Being able to set up my own shots with the WiFi function gives me a lot more creative freedom. I make most of the clothes for myself, in my size, so trying to get hold of someone to model for me on a regular basis is just not do-able.

I do believe a WiFi remote function is a must if you are a fashion blogger, a handmade blogger like myself or even just into taking a lot of selfies on a proper camera. I don't think I would own a camera in the future that does not have this function. It's pretty cool.

Gawd I love technology.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.