Saturday, May 15, 2010

2403 x 2

I said I was going to do it and I did: a sleeveless and collarless version of simplicity 2403, a project runway dress-
In a light pink, green and white floral cotton (country of origin: south korea).

I'm glad its done. Now on to another pattern!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Zojirushi rice cooker: Black Sesame Cake

Okay, now. Mortadella is mainly about making crafts and sewing projects. But every once in a while she bakes. Like today! I used the "Black Sesame Cake" recipe from the zojirushi site. My particular model of cooker doesn't have a cake setting, howver I used the white rice setting. That cycle ended in 30 minutes and I left the cake in there on the "keep warm" setting for 15 more minutes.
Oh! It's delightful. Cute AND yummy. Perfect for a cup of tea. I *LOVE* my rice cooker.

Jalie 2679: x2

In the past two weeks I finished 2 jackets made from Jalie 2679 (Women's Sport Jacket). One is in charcoal corduroy and the other is in blue soft shell.I've made this pattern quite a few times, but not for a couple of years. The last time I made the pattern, my jacket was stolen from the back seat of my car (!). I think the reason it caught the desire of a thief is this: a novice can put this pattern together easily and have darn good results. Professional, in fact.

The pattern pieces fit together among the best of any patterns I have made. The only tweak is that I would say that the collar usually need to be cut out and inch or two longer than the pattern calls for.

I wish Jalie made more than mainly active wear. I haven't tried their other patterns, though I have heard rave reviews on their jean pattern. If they are 3/4 as good as this one, I definitely want to try them out!