It's been a while! In between this post and the last I have moved house to another state, enrolled the kids in school and childcare, found and started a new job and (mostly) sorted out the new house!
I have also been sneakily sewing...
This is the Rockstar Bag - the new pattern from the lovely Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness. I was super lucky to get picked as a pattern tester for this one, and it's frankly my most favouritest bag ever!
I used fabrics from my stash - mostly this super funky Echino large scale polka dot. The colour looks pretty true here, perhaps a little bit more mustardy in real life?
This bag pattern is (as ever...) awesome! There are tons of details and the result is super professional. As ever, I totally cocked one bit of it up (the sizing of the main panels) but not so significantly that the end result isn't great. I think if you make this according to instructions at appropriate scale, it would be about 1 inch wider. C'est la vie...
Another thing I stupidly did was picked up the incorrect set of D-Rings for the third strap attachments on the side. As you can see, the front has nicely sized D-rings attaching the straps, but here I used a rivet instead of the ridiculously large set I managed to buy in place of the smaller ones when I was vagueing out in Spotlight. I think it looks pretty cool anyway, and if I had done the rivets on the slanted flap on the front of the bag it would have tied in nicely.
I used this bag today at work and it was a great size. I found the shoulder strap good, the other handles a good length and I just love how it looks.
Happy days :)