5/31/2016

Is it worth googleing?



Hello, everybody!
The internet has become increadibly important, entertaining and useful for us. Especially with search engines like google, offering you everything you need within secconds. So, it is a lot easier to get information and make the right decisions.
Well, not always.

5/30/2016

How to repair filing clips

As I have talked about in my recent waste of the week update (week 3), I threw away a lot of filing clips recently. It was not the whole filing clip that broke but always just the wire that broke on one side. To fix this problem, I just threw away the wire and kept the rest of the filing clip to reuse.

5/29/2016

paper waste update


Hello.
I have two garbage cans in my room. One for paper and one for the rest. Going zero waste, I have observed the garbage bin for the rest so far. But as I recognized that I am producing a lot of plastic waste as well, I will now examine this a little bit closer as well.

In contrast to the other garbage can, the content of my paper garbage can can be recycled as I tried out myself. It is, nevertheless, paper that has to be produced, bleached, transported, processed and disposed at one time. To avoid this, I will try to keep my paper waste as low as possible as well. But as with my other garbage, the first step in doing so is examination. This is no paper, that is going to be disposed but I will use it to try out paper recycling when it has added up enough. Here we go with my paper waste;

week 1(3) (18 - 29.05.2016)
1.) Studying for my math exam, I used a lot of paper for practicing sample problems, also because I wrote in a rather big and space- consuming font (school paper)
2.) When I studied for a German exam previously, I wrote a sample analysis that I got corrected by my friends. (school paper)
3.) Notes for a presentation, I had to held (school paper)
4.) I threw away the greeting cards that remained on my wall. As they did not add happiness to my life and I did not look at them very frequenetly, they went to my bin (sentimental papers)
5.) An old envelope that I used to take some notes (not in school) (own notes)
6.) Spiral- bound notepad remains (school paper)
7.) The package of a chocolate bar. Despite quitting eating packaged cookies, I still consumed chocolate (food packaging)
8.) A business card, I got from a store, I wanted to work at (gifts/ received)
9.) Remains of my paper recycling experiment (other papers)
What I want to eliminate next week: I want to try to make my own (non- packaged) chocolate. Moreover, I will try to write in a smaller font, also when practicing on my own.

week 2 (30 - 06.06.2016)
1.) Papers, I practices mathematics with (school paper)
2.) Remains of my paper recycling experiment (other papers) 
3.) Small paper remains (other papers)
4.) A flyer from my bank (gifts/ received)
What I want to eliminate next week: Right now, I am reducing the amount of paper I use at school for practicing and taking notes (linke following). I hope that I will not find any remains of my paper experiment now.

week 3 (07 - 12.06.2016)
1.) One paper for practicing English (school paper)
2.) When I receive flyers or unimportant letters, I always use blank backsides. This part, however, was written on on both sides (gifts/ received)
3.) Although my self- made chocolate was not too bad, I ate a 'normal' chocolate that was packaged in plastic and paper (food packaging)
5.) The cardboard role of a threat I used up (other papers)
6.) Remains of memories of Rock am Ring 2016, that I did not use in my memory book (sentimental papers)
What I want to eliminate next week: I will keep trying out making tasty choclate myself. As with last week, I am reducing my paper waste at school.

week 4 (12 - 19.06.2016)
1.) Spiral- bound notepad remains (school paper)
2.) The backside of an empty notepad (school paper)
3.) Paper packaging of a bar of chocolate (food packaging)
What I want to eliminate next week: Again, I will try to make self- made chocolate. Furthermore, I am working on using less paper in school.

week 5(19 -26.06.2016)
1.) A paper for notes (school paper)
2.) Two worksheet copies I did not need (school paper)
What I want to eliminate next week:  I am still working on using less paper in school. Apart from this, I think I have made really good progress.

week 6 (26.06 - 03.07.2016)

1.) A pile of papers, I threw away after going through my 'note paper' pile and regarded as to be not usable anymore (other papers)
What I want to eliminate next week: I want to transform all my note taking to digital devices and go zero paper waste.

week 7 (03 - 10.07.2016)
1.) Sorting out some of my sentimental papers and transforming them into pages of my memory book, I produced a lot of paper waste. Every time sorting out stuff I think and hope it to be that last pile of trash that I produced cleaning up, but there has been always something left so far (sentimental papers)
2.) As the school year ended , I sorted out school papers as well  (school papers)
3.) And some smaller school papers (school papers)
What I want to eliminate next week: I will continue sorting out sentimentalpapers in the holidays, so this pile of trash will continue for a while. School papers will, however, not come in the next month.

week 8 (10 - 17.07.2016) (partly while vacation)
1.) Sorting out my make up, I also got rid of a paper box, I once crafted for make- up (other papers)
2.) Used note papers (own notes)

week 9 (17 - 24.07.2016) (partly while vacation)
1.) A pile of paper, I sorted out going through my folders (pictures, letters, memories) (sentimental papers)
2.) The paper packaging of a rivet plier, I purchased (other papers)
3.) A postcard (gifts/ received)

week 10 (24 - 31.07) (partly while vacation)
(Unfortunately, I cannot find the photo I took due to my huge digital tidying marathon. So, all I can do is try to remember the paper)
1.) Whilst cleaning up, I finally got rid of my selfmade paper LINK. It was too thick, porous and uneven and could barely be written on. So, I decided to put it away in out more effort into making good paper the next time. (other papers)
2.) Moreover, I recycled 2 books of mine in my tidying marathon. Those were the books, I ripped pages that I wanted to keep out and discarded the rest, because it cannot be donated anymore. (own notes)

week 11 (01 - 07.08)(while tidying)
 1.) A high stack of school note papers I did not need anymore (school papers)
2.) A variety of papers I disposed while tidying, mostly sentimental and self- made paper (tidying trash)

week 12 (08 - 15.08)(while tidying)
1.) Disposed memory papers (tidying trash)
2.) Paper rests of folder organizer (other papers)

week 13 (16 - 27.08)
1.) A school booklet from last year (school papers)
2.) A folder label, I did once again (school papers)
3.) The last self- made paper I threw away (other papers)
4.) 2 memos from my calendar, that got wet (own notes)
5.) A study plannign memo from last year (school papers)
6.) Smaller paper remains (other papers)
7.) Paper remains from cut- out papers (other papers)

NOTE: I decided to update my waste and paper monthly, because I feel like I am at a point to do so. At the last day of month, I am going to post an update

week 4
(I will not specifically label, whether the paper was avoidable, because most  of it was tidying up paper, that I threw away in my progress of minimalism)
1. random
2. the last flashcards, I digitalized
3. the books, I had kept due to the sunk cost fallacy, I was tricked by
4. school papers and worksheets of last year (partly scanned)
5. old exam papers of not relevant subjects
6. memory papers (scanned)
7. the flashcards, I used to write my paswords on (digitalized)
8. 2 packages of chocolate
9. information papers I no longer need
10. same as 4
11. letters I got rid of (scanned)
12. old magazine pages (scanned)
13. my old letter- organizer (no longer needed)
14. magazine snippets (scanned)

week 4 (in braclets: avoidable?)
1. leftovers from my trip to Berlin: a bus ticket and a map (difficult since I did not organize the trip..)
2. I threw away the most part of my calender (not buying calendars in the fist place, even if they are cute)
3. leftovers from crafting my visionboard (not crafting, being less wasteful with the material)
4. scanned papers
5. received letters (telling companies & friends to not contact me via letters)
6. paper packaging from buying press buttons (buying crafting supplies in higher quantity)
7. paper packaging from the headset I bought (more information in the blog post about it)
8. note papers (taking notes on digital devices)
9. cookie packaging (eating less packages sweets/ making them at home)
10. chocolate packaging (eating less packages sweets/ making them at home)
11. school papers (difficult)
12. random, paper snippets (not making so much non- random paper waste)

month 6

5/28/2016

Replacing paper tissues (handkerchief)

Hello, everyone!
I discovered that because I am sick at least two times a year and on top of that, have hay fever, I am using a lot of paper tissues. In winter, they definitely make up the greatest part of my waste. Going into zero waste, I managed to avoid them what is what I want to talk about today.

5/27/2016

travel2japan #68 the second truth


Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #68 the second truth
Real date: May 17th, Sunday

Today, I woke up at half past six, when everyone still was sleeping. I wrote diary (what I pretty much missed on doing yesterday), made myslef ready and put everything in my bag to be ready to leave. Meanwhile, the other also woke up and we cleaned our room. My counselor came, checked our room and together, we went to the neighbour room to help them bed making. At this point of time, all of us were really hungry. We then, eventually, went to breakfast. I ate pan and scumbled eggs and some vegetables. While eating, the other remaining three exchange students had a huge debate about a lot of controversial topics like the world being overpopulated or people wearing burkas. It was a quite difficult discussion and I only interveined a little whereas the Japanese students did not understand a lot. Even the counselor sitting on the table next to us seemed a littl eirritated. Within them arguing, I went for bread four times what was very amusing to the Japanese students.

5/26/2016

Recyling paper (experiment)


Hello, friends of zero trash.
As I discovered, a high amount of my trash consists of paper waste. This is because I am very paper- using person at the time but also due to a lot of gifts, I received that consisted to a big part of paper. Although the first step to avoid waste of cource is to eliminate the source and not the effect of the problem, I did the latter. I recycled paper by myself.

5/25/2016

travel2japan #67 multikulti


Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #67 multikulti
Real date: May 16th, Saturday

Today morning, it rained a lot what I really liked. I somehow have the feeling as if I am really leaving (as at the end of my exchange), because I have all important stuff in my bag. From the Tokyo guide book, I wrote down some interesting shops and places in Harajuku. We ate breakfast at already half past 6. Wakari san asked me several times, if I have enough money with me. Then, Kouta san drove me to the station, 25 minutes to early.

5/24/2016

decluttering my storage shelf (without waste)


Hello, everyone!
I usually put items, I do not know whether to keep or not, in a storage shelf in my room. As you can see at the 'before' picture, it has become pretty cluttered. The content are things from the last 1- 2 month, that I did not know whether to really put away or I simply had no idea what to do with.
Yesterday, I took all of these items, divided them into items, I want to keep and those, I want to put away and then took out the 'put away' items and decided what to do with them.

5/23/2016

travel2japan #66 talking busy

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Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #66 talking busy
Real date: May 15th, Friday

Today morning, I woke up at 6 o'clock but still was really tired. I think, I should do some sport and be active in the morning to get up more easily.  I quickly went dowstairs and got a blouse to wear. Breakfast was very tasty. Wakari san did not show up until 8 o'clock. Today evening, I will eat the obento (lunch box), she bought me and a pudding of the gift from my counselor. Yesterday eveningn, I again forgot to pray. Today, I want to answer mails and send the letter answers, I wrote, what I am looking forward to do.

5/22/2016

Japantag 2016 (+ how I remained almost waste- free)

Hey, everyone!
Yesterday, I was to the Japantag (Japan day) 2016 in Düsseldorf and it really amazing. I was so happy to see Japanese arts and culture in real life again and, especially, speak Japanese. I saw a lot of amazing cosplays and styles as well as so much beautiful kimono- dressed people. Here are some impressions of this wonderful day:

alternatives to shampoo (no poo method)

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Hello, everyone!
Looking into your bathroom cabinet, how simply and reduced it may be, you will be very likely to find always one thing in there: shampoo. As it is needed almost every time, it seems kind of irreplacable to a lot of people.

5/21/2016

travel2japan #65 plans

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Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #65 plans
Real date: May 14th, Thursday

Today I 'lied in', meaning that I slept till 6 o'clock, but I am still tired. While Wakari san was putting a plum in my obento (lunch box), she explained me its meaning: Because it is hot, things can addle more easily and the plum somehow absorbs this and prevents foul food. We then drove Kouta san to the station adn me to school.

5/20/2016

travel2japan #64 the change

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Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #64 the change
Real date: May 13th, Wednesday

Today, my counselor will come. Today morning, I wrote in my diary. Because my counselor will come, I am anxious. It is the same feeling I had before the Skype interview before my departure. My stomach hurts a bit. I am afraid that Wakari san will only speak English. I think that my Japanese is okay, but Wakari san seems to be of a diffrent opinion. Here, I really hat speaking English. I am anxious and a little homesick but I also do look a little forward to it.

5/19/2016

travel2japan #63 every day has a number


Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #63 every day has a number
Real date: May 12th, Tuesday

Uhm. Today's morning was weird. I woke up various times at 5 o'clock, half past 5 and a few minutes afeter 6 o'clock and always felt asleep again quickly. Then, however, I went downstairs in the kitchen and ate breaffast (cornflakes). Wakari san will come home today between 5 and half past 5. Next week, we want to buy short blouses for the summer uniform. My hay fever is really annoying.

5/18/2016

travel2japan #62 bliss

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Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #62 bliss
Real date: May 11th, Monday

Today morning, I went in the kitchen and sat down there and read a little. After breakfast, I tried to talk but got very few answers. Wakari san drove me to school. Before that, we drove Kouta san who I had not really the opportunity to speak with this morning to the station. When I got off the car (in the near of my school), I accidently dropped my umbrella case. People from a car next to us called me back and I said 'Thank you' and took the case and went to school.

5/17/2016

waste update

Hello, zero waste friends!
As announced in my zero waste life post, this is the page where I will show the weekly trash, I produce and how I try to avoid those kind of trash in the future.

How Japan changed my life before my departure

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Hey, everyone!
I have already talked about a little (link: travel2japan #61). I benefitted of Japan not only because I could easily study Japanese, make new friends and have a great time, it also benefitted me as a great happening changing my life standards and thoughts forever (at least till nor forever).

As this is a really comprehensive topic, I splitted it in three main parts:

  • How Japan changed my life before my departure
  • How I changed in Japan
  • How I benefit form Japan afterwards
Today, I will start with the first part.

5/16/2016

a zero waste life

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I want to live a zero waste life.
That means that everything, every product I use, can be recyled or reused and does not become another pice on the huge worldwide trash pile. It also means not buying ay products that will somehow develop trash that has to be put in a grabage bin.

5/15/2016

travel2japan #61 philosophical

Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)


 #61 philosophical
Real date: May 10th, Sunday

Today, I am already in Japan for 50 days. 50 days are almost 1/7 of a year. Today, it is the 10th of May. It is mother's day and my brothers confirmation. Now, it is half past twelve in the night in Germany, so everyone is sleeping still. When it is about 4 o'clock here, the confirmation will approximately start.

5/14/2016

travel2japan #60 the yellow train

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Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #60 the yellow train
Real date: May 9th, Saturday

Today's breakfast was somehow late. We started eating just at 8 o'clock. We ate and watched TV and spoke only a little. Kouta san said that is okay for us to start eating and not wait for Wakari san.
We cleaned the house and after that, went in the living room to talk a bit. I asked whether we will go somewhere today, because I would like to but no really reply came. To distract myself, I watched the TV drama show 'Mare'.

5/13/2016

travel2japan #59 Like ying and yan


Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #59 Like ying and yan
Real date: May 8th, Friday

Today morning, I studied a bit with my smartphone. I also made some notes about the names of food (so that no weird situations like yesteraday LINK evoke). I then went downstairs, got ready and fed the cat. Brakfast was tasty. As the TV was off, I asked whether it would be okay to turn it on and did so. We watched a children's show and talked a bit. For some reason, Wakari san talked English with me. As I did not understand a lot what she was saying, it was difficult.

5/12/2016

travel2japan #58 a quick day

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Hey guys!
So, I was in Japan as an exchange student. And wrote diary; approximately three pages every single day. As I think it may be interesting translating the thoughts of an exchange student in Japan, I'm now going to do this. 
Some background information:
I was in Japan from March to July 2015(4 1/2 month). I lived in Chiba with a host family. 
I went there with the organization WYS (Word Youth Society).
Here we go.
(The text written in italics are comments, I added in retrospect)

 #58 a quick day
Real date: May 7th, Wednesday

Today morning, I actually made it to stand up at 5 o'clock and study by reading the book about school uniforms. At 6 o'clock, I went downstairs in the kitchen and waited and read a little more. After Kouta san returned from the bathroom, I went in there. Then, we ate breakfast and watched TV. Wakari san corrected my way of holding chopsticks (for the first time); I should not brace or lick them off. Breakast was delicious as ever.

5/11/2016

cosplay: Dharma suit (LOST) #5: make- up, hair and presentation

Hey, guys!
As I yesterday finished sewing my cosplay, today, I could ompletely finish the outfit and present it to the world.

The fifth step: make- up, hair and presentation

5.1. make up
As for the make up, I pretty much went with a natural look. I first made my facial skin look smoother by appling blush in my skin color.

5/10/2016

cosplay: Dharma suit (LOST) #4: pockets and finish


Hey, guys!
Yesterday, I sewed my cosplay to be almost done so today, I could finish sewing my cosplay. I added the belt, butt pockets and front pockets on the lags and whipstitched the leg's bottom enge. Then; I finished off the sewing by taking a few measures.

5/09/2016

cosplay: Dharma suit (LOST) #3: sleeves and legs


Hey, guys!
In yesterday's sewing session, I finished the waistcoat part of my cosplay and so today, I could went on with sewing the sleeves and the legs. There, however, occured a proplem as the forms, I cut out where to small, so that my shoulder part would not fit in. So, I included a few extra stepts on solving this problem. Here we go:

5/08/2016

Keep a diary during a student exchange!

Hey, everone reading!
As I am regulary uploading translated entries from the diary, I kept while my student exchange in Japan, I want to talk about these diaries as an activity more closely today.
I wrote every day in Japan, approximately about three pages each day. This filled 3 1/2 diary books of diffrent size. Now, while translating these pages is the first time, I look at this words after I wrote them.

5/07/2016

cosplay: Dharma suit (LOST) #2: waistcoat part


Hey, guys!
Yesterday, I officially started sewing my cosplay. After the preparation LINK I had, I planned out the three days, I scheduled for finishing the costume and yesterday was the first of these days. I sewed the waistcoat part of the jumpsuit, including the Dharma logo, the breast pockets, the zipper, sewing on the back part and the belt loops. I am quite satisfied with yesterday's result. Here we go:
The parts needed today

The seccond step: the waistcoat part
(important: I double- sewed every seam!)
While preparing the cosplay, I already hand- sewed three press buttons on the inner side of form B1 (outer press buttons) and the outer side of form A2 (inner press btttons). There, it is really important to adapt the distance of each botton to the other side so that the two parts can actually be buttoned together without any folds.

2.1. Sewing on the Dharma logo 
I am going to make a seperate tutorial on how I created the Dharma logo soon (LINK).
For this step, I fixed the logo with a needle to the right position on form B2 (outer left side part). To fix the fabric, I used a straight, normal stitch and sewed around the logo. Then, to smoothen the edges, I sewed with a tight zig- zag- stich.

2.2. The backpart (C)
The backpart form is C. On the collar part, I put C+ and then sewed those two together and turned the whole thing over to the right side. As you can see, the edges of the collar now look a lot smoother and are strengthened by the C+ part. To fix the C+ part to the backpart (C), I then sewed the botton edge of C+ to C.
2.3. The breast pockets (2x)


For the breast pockets, I first sewed on an outer press button to the outer side of E and an inner press button to the inner side of D1. I then sewed together D1 and D2 so that after turning it arond to the right side, the butto can be seen. This is the backpart of the pocket. Beforte sewing on E, the front part, I first whipstitched the edge above the press button. I then layed E and D on each other, both buttons looking downwards and sewed it together at the right, left and bottom side of E, not at the top side, because this is where the bag will beopened. Turnong the pocket around, it can now be closed with the press buttons and is firm and ready to be sewed on.
To sew the pocket on the fabric (form A2 and B2, a little right under the Dharma logo (B2) and then symmetrical on the other side), I pinched it to the forms with a needle and then sewed round the outher edges of the pocket. At the top edge, you have to be careful, that you do not sew on E as well, because the pocket would not be openable anymore then. As the pocket is sewed on now, I closed it with the press button and sewed along the top edge of the whole pocket.

2.4. Sewing together the upper parts (2x)
As for preparation for the next step, I sewed together C (backpart) with A2 and B2 (outer left/ right part). for this, I layed C and A2 left side on left side and then sewed from the begining of where the sleeve will be sewed in to the end of form C. So, I only sewed together the sides, sparing out space for the sleeve. The same thing I did with B2




2.5. The belt loops










For the belt loops, I had 6 pieces of form H+ and 8 pieces of form H. I now sewed together always two pieces of one form (with sparing out a small whole, with which I can turn the pieces around to the right side), so that I had H+ 3 times and H 4 times. After turning thise pieces on the right side, I sewed the right and left edge of each to make it look like the original and make it become a little flatter.
To sew this pieces to the fabric (forms A2, B2 and C), I firsted stitched a needle through it to fix the form and the sewed the top and botton edges. Two H parts are positioned a little right underneath the pockets, the other 2 H parts are just in the middle of A2/B2 and C and the three H+ forms are then lined up on C (the backpart). Be careful that all parts are sewed on at approximately the same height so that you will later be able to pull through a belt straightly.













2.6. The zipper
The zipper is placed between A and B on the front. It goes from the seccond press button on the top to the leg's beggining part on the bottom.
I first layed the zipper left side on left side on form A2 and sewed it on. When you now look at A2 from the front, the zipper is sewed on from the other side, so its left edge is behind A2. I then turned it around (left side) and put A1 left side on left side on the zipper and sewed it on. on the left side, the zipper now is fixed firmly.
As ther is going to be a small part of fabric blanketing the zipper on the right side (B) as a zipper protection, I made this side a little diffrently. By closing the three press buttons, I estimated, how far this zipper protection part would go. At this line, I the zipper on part B1 (the part with the inner press buttons and sewed it on. Now, the zipper is not placed right and the edge of B1, but B1 goes further as you can see on picture 3. I then layed B2 on B1 left side to left side and sewed bothe together. Now, I had a front part with a covered and firmly fixed zipper.

2.7. Finish
As you can see on the picture, at the end of the day, I had completed the waistcoast part.
To strengthern the seams, I ironed the whole thing afterwards and layed it down sleekly. Tomorrow, I plan to sew the sleeves, sew them to the waistcoat part and, in doing so, also sew on the backpart C and the legparts.

I hope, my explainations were understandable. I had a lot of fun doing this and I am looking forward to the next sewing session. I hope you have a great day and I will see you tomorrow!