I volunteered to do a pattern testing for Julie of Vibrant Designs new Heidi Bag Pattern. It is a very cute bag and easy to construct even for the beginners. She is hoping to get it in her shop for purchase in late February. I wanted to show you some pictures of my final product using her pattern. There is very little that I did differently than she instructed and that is just because I am a little "OCD" when it comes to purses! I neeeeed a pen spot, and I neeeeeed a loop to clip spare keys to! (I have a real habit of locking myself out if the car, house office....you get the idea!) You can click on the pictures for a closer view...most were taken in my basement sewing room somewhere after midnight!
|This is the lining side with one pocket (which fits my black berry in its case) where I added the loops for keys.|
|This is the lining side that has multiple pockets where I added a pen slot. |
The mid section is big enough to fit 4 passports in it.
|This is not a great photo but it shows the handle which you can make to suit your size.|
|This is a close up of the body of the bag, empty, so you can see the pleats...which I adore!|
The other project that I completed recently and am very happy with is the apron I made for the Valentine's Day swap at Country Pleasures. I designed it myself and am working on a tutorial that I hope will be done in time to post so you all have time to make on for Valentines Day if you want to!
This is my first half apron and there were a few "issues!" that I had to work my way around. Mostly because my brain works faster than my hands and I did one step before I had done the pre-requisite step.... just once..... or twice! Nothing insurmountable, just taxed my creativity a
Any way, I really like the final product and I plan to make one for myself and my daughter soon. There is a pocket under that lace ruffle and a towel loop from the waist (I just tucked a piece of flannel in to it for the picture). I like that loop feature because I don't like to wipe my hands on my apron (I know...that is the point..but...) I usually have a towel slung over my shoulder and I thought that having a place to hang a little hand towel would be a great idea, so I put it in the pattern. I hope that Sue likes her new apron assuming Canada Post gets it to her in time!
Well, it is time to tuck in the little ones so I hope that you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.