I 'auditioned' to sew on Sew-vivor last week, and though I didn't make the top 10 (I'll be ready for you next year!), I thought it would be fun to sew along! Plus I reeeally needed a new diaper bag. We grew out of the old one long ago and we're busting out the seams.
This week's challenge: EMERALD!
Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year.
So here is my emerald lining!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I drafted this up without a pattern and it turned out a little bigger than I envisioned, so now its practically a weekender, but I've always wanted a Mary Poppins bag! You know, one that is big enough to fit everything and the baby inside, haha.
Man, I hate piping. But I keep crawling back to it.
As much as I wanted incorporate matchy prints for the piping and details, I decided to keep the outside uni-print to make it look as expensive and least 'crafty' as possible.
This bag has some super tough interfacing and a wood board in the bottom with some purse feet drilled in. Its pretty much a weapon now. I feel confident about being able to knock someone out with it.
I think the bow keeps it from looking too "old lady".
I love working with upholstery fabric for its weight and durability, and I just can't get enough of this romantic floral! (In actuality, I still have yards and yards of this leftover from my maternity dress. How did I so vastly over-estimate?! Maybe I was envisioning a much larger belly? Pregnant women never think rationally.) So now I have a matching preggo dress and wallet, haha!