- put 1/2 cup mixture into a bowl. Add 3/4 cup water. Microwave on high for one minute.
- Put 1/2 cup mixture into a bowl. Pour boiling water over top until desired consistency
See printable version of recipe here: Nancy's Instant Oatmeal
Adventures of a sewing enthusiast
This week I've been working on the Tina Givens Sugar Slip. It should not take a week to do this, but it did. First of all, I did not have enough Fabric. The pattern called for 1-1/8 yard, so I got 1.25 to be sure. Well, I think I needed 3 yards! Most of Tina Givens skirt patterns are cut with a bell shape, which uses most of the width of the fabric. So, even though my fabric was 50-54" wide, I'm sure that even 60" wide still would have taken more - and I made the small size!
I made mine out of a pretty dotted swiss that I got at Vogue Fabrics on my recent trip to Chicago - so obviously, I was not going back to get more fabric. I did have some white batiste (also from Vogue Fabrics but online several years ago) that I used to cut out the top half of the back, the back facing (which for some reason she calls "interfacing" and the back of the pockets. You can see here that I stitched and serged the two sections together. Unfortunately, the batiste is not as white as the dotted swiss, but I am planning on wearing this under other garments, so it should be OK. (you ca't really see the difference in color in the picture.
And, as you can see in this photo, it is a bit see-through - so it DEFINITELY will be worn under other things!
This week I've been working on finishing up my entry for the Endless Combinations contest at PR and getting ready for PR weekend. I finished the last thing yesterday, which was the Seaside Sue top from Stylearc. I'm really happy with this top and how it turned out. Of course, I love wearing rayon jersey and I was desparately needing a couple of black tops in my closet. So, now I've got one me-made solid black top!
This is the first time I've worked with Style Arc patterns. I love the look of their styles and since they ship from Australia, I was happy when I found out that I could order PDFs from their Etsy shop. What I didn't stop to think about was that they use size A4 paper, not 8.5x11. It does make a difference in printing. Although it didn't throw the pattern off any, I did make it more difficult to line up the pattern pieces. As soon as I finished taping that thing together I went on Amazon and ordered a ream of A4 paper!
I love the look of this top. V necklines are my best look and I especially like the asymmetrical hems front and back. I used the cover stitch to finish these.
If you are a fourth grade teacher in California, you know that "Eureka!" means "I have found it!" And what have we found? Gold of course. Well, Eureka is the name of this pattern by The Sewing Workshop, and that is the way I feel about it. I would have never chosen this pattern based on the line drawing (just kinda blah) but I'm loving this top! Now, I'm not sure if that is because of the pattern, or because of the fabric, but either way, it's definitely a win!
I was looking to make an overshirt for my Jacqueline slip, and originally I was going to use another knit and another pattern. But, for some reason, I decided to do this one instead. The fact that this top only takes one yard of fabric made it a little challenging. I hate to cut one yard out of a longer piece unless I know something else I want to make out of that fabric. Do any of you get stuck like that? It's kind of ridiculous because that fabric is just sitting there waiting to be cut, and yet, I don't want to do it!
Lately I have really been intrigued with Tina Given's Patterns and the whole Lagenlook trend. I've steered away from it before because I know someone who REALLY likes this look, but most of the time it looks like she found everything she could and threw it all on at the same time. Not the look I'm going for. However, I've really been liking the looks of Vivid Linen, Eileen Fisher, and a few others that have a little more classic look on this trend. So, I bought the Jacqueline pattern, which I think is just lovely.