The smartphone video feature can be a powerful tool for Sewists and Fashionistas.
I read a lot! I mean a lot!! To my shame and regret, I don’t keep track of books, short stories, authors and when I might have read them. I devour books, particularly mysteries and science fiction. The other day my son and I were sharing about books we were reading and I was reminded of a story I read years ago, probably while I was at University as I subscribed to collections of Sci-Fi short stories back then
This particular story was a murder mystery set in the nearish future. In this future world there had been invented a mirror with delayed reflection. They could be delayed few seconds or many years. Some were put in a beautiful scenic area for years then put on the wall as live art. In this story, the mirror was a 10 or 20-year delay and was the only “witness” to a murder.
“Mirror, Mirror on the wall….”
Another clever use of the delayed mirror was as a valet. In a dressing room, you could turn around and walk away from the mirror then turn around and check your appearance from the back. What a great idea! Wouldn’t it be awesome to have something like this for sewing your own clothes? It is so difficult to check the fit of the back of a garment when it’s on you. Trying to see the back it gets all pulled out of shape as you turn to see. Every person who cares about their appearance could use a delayed mirror.
We do have something like this! Our smartphone and a tripod. Our smartphone fashion assistant is born.
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Smartphone Fashion Assistant
With the video function all of us seamstresses, tailors, and fashionistas can check out our perfection from every angle.
I picked up an inexpensive tripod and bluetooth remote, from Amazon, for my iphone a few months ago.
I set it up at either waist height or shoulder height and do a little runway strut. My smartphone fashion assistant records a short video and then I can check the fit.
Oh dear! I look so serious. This is serious business. Look at that collar, the shoulders, the nipped in waist – a job well done!
With the bendy, octopus type tripods you can take your fashion assistant anywhere to check your look when you are taking photos for your blog or IG posts.
Enjoy your portable delayed mirror – your smartphone fashion assistant!