I embellished this denim jacket for my gorgeous little niece a few months ago. It was quick to make and a lot of fun. So, what took me so long to write a blog post and a short video about it? I have two very good reasons.
Look Out Gigi; There is a New Model in Town
The first reason for the delay was I was saving the jacket as a present for my niece’s birthday. I started working on the short video for this project long before I gave her the jacket. I had planned to just take still shots of her and incorporate them into the film. When it came to the day of the photo shoot, she asked if I was going to interview her. She was so cute I had to include a couple of these clips into the video too. I think the video would have felt very flat indeed if she hadn’t featured in it.
Look Out Spielberg; I am Learning How to Create Videos
The second reason it took me so long to post about this jacket was it took me a while to learn how to film, edit and upload the video to YouTube. I have created a lot of live videos (on Periscope, Blab, Crowdcast, and Facebook) but this is my first recorded video I have done – but definitely not my last. This first short and simple video was the perfect opportunity for me to learn how to use the editing software and to have a play. I had an amazing time and cannot wait to start a new series of videos I have planned.
Highlights of the Photoshoot
My niece loved the idea that people from other countries might see her video. She was worried that they might not be able to understand her if she spoke too quickly, so she worked very hard at speaking clearly and slowly. Another one of my favourite moments of the photoshoot was when she asked if the Queen would see the video and I had to tell her regretfully, no. Hanging out with my niece for the morning was a highlight in itself. Even though she had the sniffles on the morning of the photo shoot, she was enthusiastic and focused. A big thank you goes to her for being such a great model and for letting me paid her fee in cookies and sherbert.
Other Denim Goodness
I have written some other fantastic posts about denim. I discuss The Difference between Denim and Jean in one post and discuss My Favourite Videos about Denim in another. The Skinny on Denim explains the technical side of the fabric we love so much. I have two fantastic Pinterest Boards you might be interested in, one devoted to denim and the other focusing on embellished denim.
Video Reviews Appreciated
As this was my first recorded video, I would LOVE to hear from you if there are things that you love or things that you would change. Please tell me in the comments below or on social media what you think. I would love to use this feedback to improve the next video I make.