Sunday, April 11, 2010

Things I Made Today:

Made this outfit for Nadia. Reversible criss cross pinny and ruffled capri's. My camera ate the last two AA batteries in the house so I had to take these pics with the cell phone. Boo for crappy photography.

Here's the reversed side of the top and a better pic of the print on the fabrics I used. I figured out how to make the top without it having to tie at the shoulders. Eventually I will figure out how to make the shoulders without tying or buttoning at the shoulders. I refuse to spend $10 on a pattern that I have already figured out on my own for just that ONE piece of knowledge!!!

I made this pie for dessert. It's from Prevention Magazine's 400 Calorie Fix book. I don't own the book. YET. I bought a copy of their magazine that had a sample pull out of the book. I'm obsessed with the sample pull out. As soon as I come across some extra cash, I'm buying the book. ANYWAY, this pie is so easy, and it's kinda sorta "diet-ish." It's just graham cracker crust, 2-6oz containers of low fat yogurt, and 2 cups lite cool whip. Mix up the yogurt and cool whip, spoon into crust. Freeze to set. I made tonight's with raspberry yogurt. The next time I make it I'm using the key lime pie flavored yogurt. Oh. Yeah. 1/8 of the pie is 210 calories. The book says to eat it with a homemade latte to make up one of your 400 calorie meals for the day. It's good all on it's own though.


Tammie said...

the outfit is adorable!!! can you direct me to a website that has some hints/directions for making this pinafore or did you just figure it all out on your own? i want to make one so badly. or you know, since you have all this spare time, just make a couple for my kid wont you? thanks! :)

Theresa said...

Tammie- I went to

This blog and downloaded her free smocket pattern. I used wax paper to enlarge the pattern to fit Nadia (about a 4t). I just played with the shoulder straps, shortening and squaring them off more to do the top in this blog. Then instead of tying them together at the shoulders, I sewed two buttons back to back on each of the straps. It holds the shoulders together and looks like it buttons on both sides.

Theresa said...

Also, instead of printing out her pattern pieces twice and then taping them together in the middle, I only printed them once. The pattern is for one half or one side of the full shirt. If you cut one on the fold of the fabric, you don't have to go to all the hassle of printing and taping and tracing, etc.

Tammie said...

ooh thanks for the tips!!!