My overnight/weekend bag is done. Done! Done! Done! and I'm so pleased. Can ya' tell? It ended up with a retro/carpetbagger vibe and while that's not really what I was going for, I really like it. What I was going for was to use up stash fabrics - which most of this was. It was given to me by a friend who worked for a now defunct furniture factory.
This pattern is the Melly&Me Sleepover pattern. It's great pattern and generally pretty straightforward, although there was one step in the directions for the zipper gusset, that I had to read 6-7 times to figure out. It was probably the late hour and subsequent brain fog. So other than the operator error and trying to find a suitable stabilizer for the bottom (finally found a piece of plastic grid that was large enough) a really great sew.
And without further ado -
My daughter agreed to model for me and I cut her head off! In my defense we were in an hurry.
The inside, which is made of the same upholstery fabric as the outside, because I had plenty of it.
And the side. It's kinda hard to see the details in all that print, but I thought it turned out pretty nice.
All in all I like it although next time will probably attach the handles in the seam between the zipper gusset and the bottom of the bag. And there will be a next time, Mr. Suezyque has requested one slightly smaller and in camo. I guess that's a vote of approval.
So - Show me the roadtrip! and Happy Sewing! Suzanne