But then I came across the Long Weekend blog hop, in which a whole bunch of people are going to attempt Amy Butler's Weekender Bag pattern all at the same time. I have been eyeing this pattern for about a year. But I have been afraid to try it, because there is a ton of information out there in blogland about how difficult it can be. And expensive to make. I figured now is as good a time as any to give it a go. So I ordered the pattern and bought all of the materials (which, indeed, were not cheap...at all...sheesh). I'll post updates as I work on it. I hear the cutting the pattern pieces out takes the longest. Guess I'll start that on Monday!
|I chose cotton twills from Oh Deer! by MoMo for Moda. The green is the body and the dots are for trim and lining.|
|The materials: sew-in and iron-on interfacing, cording for piping (eek!), a huge zipper (I got two colors because I didn't have my fabric picked out when I bought them), and template plastic.|