Sunday, September 3, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
But her full bust adjustment seemed too much for knits that could stretch and that also have the overlap. it was more like what you would do on a woven fabric. Instead I follow these instructions from Maria Denmark for changes that weren't too great. What's so helpful about her advice is it talks about going from the high bust and then only adding on the difference between what a b cup would be and what you need.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
This is a Simplicity 1916 pattern.
I'm so spoiled by making stuff for the children that pretty much I can make the size on the package and it fits perfectly well. for me, it's much different. even though it should be my size it required lots of changes.
I need to edit this to come back and add all the links but I saw a bunch of pattern reviews and made those changes first. First I added more than an inch to the overlapping sides on the top for more modesty. Next I lengthened the top almost an inch and a half based on other suggestions.
I did a simple full bust adjustment and that didn't take into account lengthening so I lengthen the top a little too - about half an inch. Then I did a full bicep adjustment. I couldn't believe that the top that was supposed to be a size 18 or so supposed to fit after doing the full bust adjustment had a sleeve circumference more than two inches less than a shirt that fits me well.
Well after all these changes I didn't really have enough fabric. I think the arms might be cut upside down but it doesn't feel like there's a lot of nap and the image seems to be symmetric. Also the point is incompletely pointy on the end of the overlapping top pieces. I was sure I would have to do something different with the armhole but that actually works just fine because of the way I did the full bicep adjustment.
The fabric is super soft and thin and very nice it's probably a rayon actually instead of a cotton. It would have been much easier in a thicker less stretchy fabric. It should be very comfortable to wear though. I'll have to post a picture of it on I wonder if I should have done more swayback type adjustment.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
The dough was this one: https://www.laylita.com/recipes/how-to-make-empanada-dough/ . Her instructions were very clear and very helpful.
The filling was based on this: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/empanadas-recipe2-2041608 but with changes based on what I had.
Shred/chop pot roast, set aside
saute 1 onion (chopped), 3 cloves garlic (minced), 2T tomato paste, 2t cumin, 2t chili powder, shake of cayenne, 1t oregano, salt, black pepper, red bell pepper chopped
(I did mean to put in the vinegar but I guess I forgot).
Turned out beautifully, but baked a lot longer than expected and still didn't get as dark as hers.
I fused the pocket fabric to more of the liner fabric so hopefully it will be more durable.
This is my father in law's. My dad's had a special flashlight holder which was a fabric covered elastic loop.
So how did they go over? Horribly. My dad said he didn't need it and maybe I should just take it back with me. My father in law didn't get it at all.
I thought it was cool.