Daily Archives: February 12, 2012

Making Of: The Coat #1

This weekend I have been so productive I am really proud of myself :) Besides baking, going to the theatre, painting almost every wooden thing in my room white (I will show in another post), practicing singing and guitar playing I made my coat ready for the first fitting!

This is sort of a diary, while I am making my coat, I am planning since almost 1 year! I’m having it on my mind since I found the 2 perfect fabrics for it in a fabric store in Mainz-Kastel :)

The 1st main-fabric is a dark blue wool and cashmere mixture. The 2nd is a bright red one, also wool. Still I am working on how it will look like in the end, this is a working out in progress ;)

But this is my “main” scetch for the coat… It has got a box pleat in the middle of the back (in red) and a biiiig hood :) I love hoods and don’t have any coats, where there is one added. I still have no ideas about the pockets or how the sleeves will finally look like but who cares?

and yes, I can’t draw that very well :P

My dear college made me the cut, she is pretty good at it, since I tried it on for the first time, it seems like, it is fitting… Tomorrow will be the first fitting with her, she is helping me setting out the alterations.

The Diary:

somewhen in january: fixing the fabric with vlieseline

02/06/2012: cutting the first parts of the outer fabric (blue)

02/07/2012: finish cutting outer fabric

09/02/2012: cutting linning & marking the seams

02/10/2012, 7 pm: begging to sew for 1st fitting

02/10/2012, 8.30 pm: ironing

02/10/2012, 9:15 pm: first fitting for myself

02/10/2012, 9:20 pm: sewing sleeves

02/10/2012, 9:45 pm: finish sleeves-> setting them into coat

and here I am:

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Vegan Recipe #3: Macadamia Coooooookies

Finally I baked my first vegan cookies!!! They taste so good, but still, as with the other cookies I had, they are too crunchy… I like cookies more if they are soft and smooth :) So I have to try out, what I have to change making them like that. But Now I tell you how I made the first vegan cookies I’ve ever made :)

Ingredients:

1st part:

100 g washed(!!!) macadamia nuts
100 g vegan chocolate
100 g sugar
140 g vegan butter
50 g of grounded almonds
pinch of salt
vanilla sugar or real vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (don’t use more, trust me!)
1 table spoon of  apple purée (as alternative for 1 egg)

2nd part:

180 g flour
1 tea spoon of  baking powder

Preparation:

It’s pretty simple:

1. cut the washed macadamias into pieces you might think appropriate for your cookies

2. mix all the ingredients of the first part together, make them to a smooth dough (a cookie dough, haha)

3. now filter the flour and the baking powder over your dough making sure you don’t get any hard parts into your dough

4. heat the oven, I used 200° and turned it down when I put the cookies in to 180°

5. form your cookies as big as you want (I got 14 out of it)

6. put them into the oven and wash up ;)

7. after 15-20 minutes (please watch your cookies for every oven is an individual) put them out of the oven and let them cool down

8. enjoy your cookies with friends :)

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