Almost every person I’ve talked to in the Better Pictures Project has told me to show RAW instead of JPEG – it’s supposed to give more control in the editing process. I don’t know why it seemed scary to switch over, but turns out it’s as easy as changing settings on the camera. I didn’t even need to reformat my card! But more on shooting RAW later – now for the coat!
This is, of course, the Lisette pattern that half the blogging world has made. It’s the first Big 4 pattern I’ve made in several years, and I don’t think I picked the right size. (I sized down from the recommended size, and compared the pattern against my coatigan pattern, but the fabric still overwhelmed me!) See?
This is what it looked like when I first finished and wore it… Look at all that fabric! I felt ok wearing it, but in photos I was horrified to see how unshapely and bulky it all looked. (Oh, and keep in mind it it drafted to be 6″ longer, which I don’t think would help!)
Thank goodness that I can do my own alterations! I put darts in the back, and cut a hefty wedge of fabric from the drape down to the hem. I’m still not sure that mine looks as elegant as other people’s, but it feels much more wearable now. In fact, I’ve been wearing it a lot!
See how the shoulders are still too wide? Ugh.
I bought this boiled wool in Toronto with Sara and Kristin, and sewed it up at a Toronto event hosted by Jennifer from Workroom Social and Kristianne from Victory Patterns, so this project has a lot of nice Sewcialist mojo.
As for shooting RAW, it all turned out well! My JPEG pictures seem to have turned out a bit more overexposed, while RAW coped better with the bright snow and hard-to-photograph raspberry colour of the wool. The JPEG pics imported automatically into Photos, and I manually imported the RAW files into Lightroom. Sentimentally, I like to have record of all my pics in Photos, along side my pictures from the last decade. If I only shoot RAW, does that mean my photos will only be stored in Lightroom? What about when/if I decide to stop paying for Lightroom? I haven’t figured all that out yet, so if you have advice, I’d love to hear!
PS. I accidentally posted this while trying to schedule it! Guess this post is coming before my rag quilt, then…😛 Please say I’m not the only one who mucks that up sometimes!?