Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tropical Dress

I finally finished Dress #2! I used McCall's pattern M5845 and fabric my aunt gave me. This dress was definitely a challenge. Since there is a lining, it's like making two dresses and doing double of everything, including pesky darts. The darts made it look polished and tailored though, so they're worth it. Having only done two before in my life, it was daunting to do about 30 of them, in total, some of which were topstitched.

Now I am on the hunt for a wide brown woven belt. It has been surprisingly hard to find just the right one!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Egg Salad

I'm still working on dress #2! It's going well so far, but I think it will take me another few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy my sister's fabled recipe for egg salad.

Like a good runny brie cheese, this egg salad should be made when the eggs are still warm.


6 hard boiled eggs
3 second squirt of yellow mustard
3-4 large T Hellman's Mayonnaise (eye it for creaminess)
1 t Kosher salt

In a bowl cut up the eggs into small to medium chunks; careful to not overmix
Add a 3 second squirt of yellow mustard
Add about 3 large tablepoons of mayo
Add 1 t salt

Fold ingredients together; taste.

This recipe is so simple and I've tried it twice but it never tastes as good as my sister makes it. I'm thinking the secret ingredient is magic.