One 3rd avocado, one 3rd feta, one 3rd other.

One 3rd avocado, one 3rd feta, one 3rd other.

Famous last words: “I’m not adding padding to this swimsuit.” Because, you have principles and it’s uncomfortable and structurally unnecessary.

The next thing you know you’re trying to find the cheapest bikini top H&M has to offer in hopes of taking it into pieces, because you know you won’t survive a third failure in trying to make that one visible seam work with lining only.

I had originally thought that my biggest problem with this project would be making a too big pattern fit me, but no. Fitting was super easy. It’s actually not having a serger that’s killing me. I mean, there are very few ways of finishing swimsuit seams professionally on a sewing machine. Problem two is that I need to completely finish the most visible seam (long, horizontal, in the middle of the cups) before doing anything else, but I won’t know if it works until the whole top is put together, and by then it’s way too late to start unpicking anything.

Edit: unless you really, really want to unpick to get rid of that god damn padding after all.
You know the feeling when you first make one small compromise, then a couple more and finally realize your sewing looks like something the 15-year-old you would have considered acceptable? First you think it’s ok not to have the seams match at center front *exactly* and the next thing you know you’re trying to explain yourself that ugly top-zigzagging is the best you can do. And it’s not your fault if that grey fabric isn’t as good quality as the black one. (It’s seriously flimsy, and I have no idea why the shop is selling those two as the same thing, just in different colors.)

Yeah. I was half prepared for this being the third muslin, and ended up learning a lot ways I don’t (ever again) want to use when finishing seams. Part of the problem being that I’m not adding padding on this, but the sew-along doesn’t really give me options on how to get away with that. I think I have an idea of how to do it after going through photos of rtw bikini tops, though.

You know the feeling when you first make one small compromise, then a couple more and finally realize your sewing looks like something the 15-year-old you would have considered acceptable? First you think it’s ok not to have the seams match at center front *exactly* and the next thing you know you’re trying to explain yourself that ugly top-zigzagging is the best you can do. And it’s not your fault if that grey fabric isn’t as good quality as the black one. (It’s seriously flimsy, and I have no idea why the shop is selling those two as the same thing, just in different colors.)

Yeah. I was half prepared for this being the third muslin, and ended up learning a lot ways I don’t (ever again) want to use when finishing seams. Part of the problem being that I’m not adding padding on this, but the sew-along doesn’t really give me options on how to get away with that. I think I have an idea of how to do it after going through photos of rtw bikini tops, though.

Saturday. Evening. Mini. Practice.

Call the ashtanga police, quick.

(Way to celebrate post number 700.)
I think these will make a small soup when I combine them with chickpeas.

I think these will make a small soup when I combine them with chickpeas.

You know the feeling when you and your friends decide to try a new cafe specializing in good coffee and raw/vegan cakes, and then at the counter you find out that all (all!) cakes are basically made of nuts? And then you’re stuck with a dried up croissant, because you’re not feeling self-distructive, and you have to watch everyone else enjoy their raw vegan chocolate cake.

Not a complete surprise, but still.

Oh yes. I see a new pair of yoga leggings here.

Oh yes. I see a new pair of yoga leggings here.

The swimsuit project got to a scary pinning phase.

The swimsuit project got to a scary pinning phase.

transluzent said: Once you get this you have to say 5 things you like about yourself and then send this to your 10 favorite followers! (This is non negotiable!)

Oops, I just negotiated myself out of that 10 followers -part.

1) I like being small.
2) Persistence is a good quality too.
3) I like that I’m good at many practical things like growing plants and making things.
4) I like my last name even if it constantly gets me into trouble when people can’t write it or say it.
5) I like my hair.

Anonymous said: Hi! I saw the picture you posted about your avacado plant 😁 and i wanted to ask at what stage do you plant the seed in soil?? thankyou xx

Hi! I kept the plant in water quite long, and planted it when it was about 15 cm high. I know some people skip the water phase completely, but a) it looks nice and b) you get to see what happens. My avocado grew only roots for a long time, and if it had been in soil from the start I would have probably tought it was dead.