September 26, 2016

New Raincoat, new love

Usually spring is the so called season for change. 
For me it was this summer. 

Change doesn't have to be good or bad. Change can be both. We have to hold onto the good stuff and let the bad stuff go. 

...

End of summer outfit: 


Aaand new raincoat... The only rainjacket I had was a very ugly 10 years old one in light blue.
I saw this one at Kleider machen Leute in Linz/Austria and fell in love.


It's the Noon Coat (Style No. 1238/01) by Rains.


Their products are EcoTex 100 certified, which is probably the best certification a raincoat can have, as obviously those can't be made out of 100% cotton (50% polyurethane and 50% polyester used for this one).
By best I mean in ecological terms.




September 3, 2016

Neckline, the second, but different


Quick and easy shirt refashioning DIY. 
You know the band Oomph! ? If not, try them. They're one of my alltime favourites. So of course I need to have band shirts. But though I got the girl shirts, their fit is ... 
Well, not exactly flattering. I actually like my waistline, just not in these shirts. 
No problem, I want to wear them anyways! 
But - yes, another but - due to the very high neckline and the very thick cotton, it's so cruelly hot wearing them. No, not the sexy hot. Anyone wearing black in summer knows, you gotta consider a few things. Don't cover your whole body with thick, black cotton (that's what I felt like here). 

End of last year, I did my last neckline-changing at which I had to add fabric to prevent my boobs from falling out. 
Here I wanted to remove fabric to get a lower neckline. I thought this would bring more air to my skin, resulting in less heat. 
I can spoiler now, yes it worked *evil laugh* ! 

Before scissors
I had already marked the cutting when I remembered to take before-photos, so sorry about that. 
Marking was easy done, just measure the centern front and back, the shoulders and some points between that and draw the line. 



Then I cut it out with 1 cm seam allowance (never forget that) and using a twin-needle I sewed the new neckline. Done!




As I spoilered before, it really feels less hot in it and yes, I actually wear it more often now.