A Crafty Weekend

I’m keeping myself on track to finish my Halloween costume by posting updates every Monday. This week I’ve transferred my pattern draft to tracing paper and then used it to cut out the pattern pieces for my muslin mockup. By next week’s update, I’ll have  pieced the muslin together and used it to make any corrections to the pattern (and hopefully start cutting the real fabric).

How long did all this take?  About 125 minutes (the runtime of Captain America).

But that’s not the only craft project this weekend. I ended up baking sourdough challah for my housemates for Rosh Hashanah. (I learned how to do six-stranded braids here).

One of my housemates rewarded me handsomely by giving me a link to a French “Call Me Maybe” relyricization for Rosh Hashanah:

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Shana tova!

About Leah Libresco

Leah Anthony Libresco graduated from Yale in 2011. She works as an Editorial Assistant at The American Conservative by day, and by night writes for Patheos about theology, philosophy, and math at www.patheos.com/blogs/unequallyyoked. She was received into the Catholic Church in November 2012."

  • http://geeklady.wordpress.com GeekLady

    So where did you get tracing paper big enough to do pattern pieces on? I use my big stonking roll of brown paper for pattern pieces and I just weight them down on the fabric with heavy things (GeekBaby has some toy bowling pins that are really excellent for this) and go at it with the scissors.

    The bread looks delicious. Be proud of those braids!

    • leahlibresco

      I used parchment paper from the kitchen.

  • B. Durbin

    Oh, my. Are you making a corset?

    • leahlibresco

      Yup! See here for details.

  • jenesaispas

    Yay! French/Hebrew thanks:)
    Honey with apple is really nice


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