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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MADE: JALAPEÑO

Meet the Strawberry jalapeño cocktail, my new summer staple. 

SUPPLIES: VODKA / JALAPEÑO / STRAWBERRIES / LIME JUICE / SUGAR / WATER

Like my Ginger Pear Smash, you need to make a simple syrup. 
1 cup water
1 cup sugar 
1 Cup Chopped Strawberries 
1 Chopped Jalapeño

Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Add strawberries and jalapeño, simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool, strain, pour into a clean container with a tight-fitting lid. Keeps in the refrigerator for three weeks.
Now for the Cocktail
1 oz Simple Syrup 
0.5 oz Lime Juice 
2 oz Vodka (... or 3) 

In a cocktail shaker, add all three ingredients. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a glass, with fresh ice. 

I kept this drink super simple, three ingredients, no garnish needed. If you want to make a pitcher, change ounces to cups. 
Special Thanks to my friend Alice, she gave me the Crystal Head Vodka

Saturday, May 3, 2014

MADE: PATTERN

I fell in love with the texture and shape of these $700 Juun J t-shirts. So, when I found this $16 dotted swiss fabric, I had to make a top out of it. I used an old t-shirt to make my pattern. If you don't have one to waste, Burda Style has an inexpensive pattern to play around with.
Step 1: Cut up a t-shirt to make your pattern. I wanted a raglan sleeve, so I cut accordingly. Open up the sleeve and body seams. I transferred this to paper, just so I could save it. 
Step 2: Cut out your pattern in the new fabric. For the sleeve I used a cotton waffle weave. Sew the sleeves to the body.
Step 3: Right sides facing, sew up the inside seams.
Step 4: Now for the neckline... Here's the formula, you'll need to measure the neck, mine was 23"
23"(Neck Measurement) - 15% + .5(seam allowance) = neck band length
Step 5: Cut out your neck band. I went on the bias, two inches wide.
Step 6: Right sides facing, stitch ends closed. Fold in half, turn right side out. 
Step 7: Pin and stitch to the shirt, raw edges together. I used a stretch zig zag stitch. 

Thanks for the photos Geof




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