So what did I do during my little break? I could say, I relaxed, handled some business, ran some errands and I wouldn't be incorrect but it's the extra activity that I'm absolutely thrilled with. I made this:
|With the sides folded in.|
|Main pattern pieces|
|Huge tote-ing capacity|
|Silk lining, but no pockets :~(|
It was sometimes an epic battle and I feel like I had to go to the store nine million times but I really dug it. I'm thinking about adding a cylinder bed sewing machine to the family. The straps were a bear to sew but that's because my needle kept getting gummed up from the variety of rubber cement I used. Mick had to help me sew the top trim on, oh god what a nightmare, but it's finished and I'm happy. For the next bag, I found a lovely vinyl remnant at Joann's (which I'd like to go on a rant about, but I won't...for your sakes) and I'm going to be doing a version of the Diane von Furstenberg Harper tote. I have to do something with a front flap pocket and an inside zippered collar. This one was based on the Milly shopper tote. Mine is very much my own and I'm sure the next one will be as well. Here's to the fun cool bags.