Since Gillian and Katie are encouraging us to up our indoor photoshoot game this month, I figured what better project to shoot than pajamas! These are the Carolyn Pajama Shorts from Closet Case Files, paired with my Grainline Studio Lark tee for a seriously comfortable getup. I have never been pleased with my past attempts at indoor photos but with Katie’s tips I was able to make some progress.
To take these pics, I had to push my dining room table/sewing table out of the way. We have a serious lack of clear walls in our small apartment so it was tricky to find the right spot. I also moved my rubber tree into the shot to add some more visual interest. I turned off most of my lights, but the sunlight wasn’t quite enough so I ended up having to leave one light on. It created quite a harsh shadow in the lower right corner of the picture so in future I will wait until there is more sunlight in my apartment if I can.
After the shoot, I lightened up my pictures in Photoshop and cloned out the outlet. I also used an unsharp mask on the whole image because the pictures were not as crisp as I wanted them. See my before and after shots below. You can check out Katie’s tutorial for her tips on editing in Photoshop.
Now, about those shorts! I made these a week before Christmas, and they do have a bit of a Holiday feel to them, but they don’t actually have any Christmas-specific imagery on them which is nice. I made a size 16 and they have a good, relaxed fit. There is nothing worse than too-tight loungewear, amiright?
This pattern is a joy to sew and includes lots of opportunity for adding details, like the piping along the bottom bands. I also added piping to the pockets and finished the insides with a combination of french seams and bias binding. I didn’t pay too much mind to pattern matching, and there are some areas where the placement is a bit crowded, but overall it turned out fine. I wear these shorts all the time and I can’t wait to make the pattern in full soon 🙂
Do you have any tips for a newbie to indoor photoshoots? Thanks!
Pattern: Closet Case Files Carolyn Pajamas
Fabric: Approximately 1.25 meters of flannel
Alterations: None, made a size 16. Measurements: W:33″ H:45″