- Mexico - I know I've mentioned it, but there are some sewing related realizations of what I need more of in my closet.
- Fabric - My parents brought back a few pieces of fabric and I bought some while I was away.
- Germany - Holy crap that was a good film festival. Mr. Lina did not come back with any awards but it's an honour to be in a festival with such good films.
When I pack for vacation, me-made clothing get preferential treatment. I'd rather look at pictures and see things that are me-made. But looking at these pictures, there aren't many me-made to show. My me-made bathing suit was my favourite but Mr. Lina (wisely) did not take pictures of me wearing it. I have 3 pieces of fabric to make another, I should get on that.
I am (clearly) fair skinned and covered with moles. I'm the girl wearing a hat, a white sweater and SPF 60 in the summer. It's just not worth the risk of burning and skin cancer. I'd like to keep what skin I have. I own MANY summer (and winter) hats. And guess what I forgot to pack?
|Beach/rocks at Grand Sirenis.|
|At Tulum - more about the bust situation below.|
|"Jungle Maya", the last zip was into water hence the bathing suit.|
Speaking of bathing suits...
|Cave snorkeling with Mr. Lina|
|More Jungle Maya - repelling into another cave for a swim.|
I am wearing a two piece bathing suit under the life jacket. I bought it when we were on our honeymoon and I felt pretty good about my slimmer body. The bottoms provide full coverage (I need more than 1" of fabric at the hips to feel comfortable) and up until recently, it held my breasts fairly well. It's not my favourite bathing suit any more but I thought the two piece bathing suit would be better for the all day adventure. When we got to Tulum I bent over to rearrange stuff in our bag and felt a snap. The back clasp broke before we even got 5 feet from the minivan. Mr. Lina used a hair elastic to tie it back together but it was just not the same (also why my bust looks terrible in the pink shirt above, bad things happen when the band is too loose). Fortunately we were required to wear life jackets while swimming so I didn't have to worry about it falling off completely. Now that it's really broken, I'd like to clone it.
Back to tops to clone...
This top was a gift from my MIL at Christmas (Mark's Work Wearhouse). I also wore it for the screening at the Landshut film festival. How many tops work in palm trees and snow?
It's sheer and came with a black tank to wear under it. I love how this moves away from me so I feel pretty regardless of how bloated I feel from Mexican buffet or schnitzel. It has a silver thread through it so it can look fancy or casual depending on what I pair it with. I have some sheer fabrics in my stash that I bought for lingerie but I think this might be a better use. I'm not sure I would ever be attracted to a pattern as shapeless as this, but it actually works in my wardrobe.
Work has been rather crazy for me and having my manager quit won't make it any better. Mr. Lina has texted me more than once asking if I'm coming home. It's not all bad, I am feeling good about some recognition I'm getting at work, but it's not leaving a lot of time for things like blogging (pout). In theory I should write in evenings anyhow, but the 5 hour time difference and thinking all day left my brain a little mushy in the evenings. Hopefully I'll get to the other two vacation/fabric posts soon.