Wednesday, December 11, 2013

King of the Road

Or queen in this case.  In any case, I'm ready for the roadtrip.  Show me the roadtrip! (said with the same inflections as "Show me the money!")

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


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