Homemade photoshoot

I pretty much spent all the Summer sewing.

That is what it felt like anyway.

And now the entire autumn break doing the homemade photoshoot.

It has been almost compulsive for me to sew and make. Since I lost my brother in January, I have self medicated with lots of work and projects. Not the best idea perhaps, but it has worked (kind of at least) for me.

And I have not just been sewing for fun – but with a purpose. I have some new ideas for an easy no-pattern sewing book. I have already published one in Danish, and as much as I hope that gets translated into English, I also just want to begin a new and even better and bigger version. So this is pretty much the masterpiece of how to make everything without a paper pattern.

I am hoping to pitch it to a publishing house, and for that I needed some nice photos. Therefore this amazing homemade photoshoot.

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I used what I had available for my homemade photoshoot

I used my workplace – a university college as the backdrop for the homemade photoshoot, and it made for some fun and colourful backgrounds. And good friends and family for the models.

Still just a dummy version, since I am no professional photographer, but the pictures make me happy and I had a fun day with good friends and family.

Last year I also did a very fun homemade photoshoot for some other projects with a good friend behind the camera. You can see those photos here:

It is always great to see your ideas come to life and shown by nice people. A genuine thank you to everybody who has helped me. I hope that this new sewing book will happen, so I can inspire more people to make their own clothes, refashion things they already have, and feel the joy of wearing or gifting handmade clothes. All the joy it brings me, I just hope to pass on.

In case you know a publisher perfect for this project, please don’t hesitate to contact me.