Well I’ve worked on this first dress for the SONP Challenge all day, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. The top bit above the bust is still a wee bit loose, but only by about 1/2″ or so, and I’m sure it’s only me that’s actually noticing it! In case you can’t see it too well, the print is tiny blue gingham with little bunches of cherries all over it:
Now to the super secret project. It’s Erin, over at White Forest Bears online baby shower, and I decided it was the perfect time to start my first bag making project. I read a few books, looked at a number of things online, and studied more baby accessory sites than I could ever have imagined would even exist! My friend Glenna talked me through a few ideas on MSN – as the mother of 5, she seemed like the perfect go to girl on what one would need in such a bag…
I found this really cute fabric and had bought it before I’d even come up with this idea, with the intention of making some kind of bag with it, and when the invitation to the shower dropped into my inbox, the idea was sewn (no pun intended!). I was just lucky that the main fabric came in cotton and oilcloth.
The bag has a back outer pocket with wipeable changing mat, a front outer pocket for storing mummy things, elasticated side pockets for bottles, a wipeable interior with 2 large back pockets and 3 smaller front pockets, and a padded shoulder strap cover. It arrived in California today, and I’m pleased to say Erin liked it. I was very nervous, it was such an ambitious project to try and tackle, and it was only the 3rd bag I’ve ever made (the other 2 being years ago when I was at uni, and nothing like this anyway!) I think I’ve been learning a lot making the clothes etc, and for the bag I got to do lots of maths, which kind of appealed to my geeky side ;o)
Bag with changing mat:
Hope everyone’s having a productive weekend :o)
Katy, you are amazing. I cannot believe that this was only your third bag. It's a very ambitious project and it turned out wonderfully. I also love the dress. I've not sewn in years. I used to sew every day, and made at least 6 garments a week, so I might have gotten burned out when it comes to sewing. Now I find I want to sew something. You have really inspired me. Have a great weekend.
Lovely sundress. Love the doggy fabric bag.
Wow Katy, all things beautiful. I am so impressed. I just love the dress I bet it looks great on.
Fantastic job! I can't belive this is yout third bag!! I love the fabric – where did you buy it?
Thanx for your comment.
Thank you all, I'm enjoying having fun with all this stuff, if only I could replace the day job with it!
Kristina, I'll send you a message :o)
Glad to have a good view of the finished product and well done – it looks super and really practical. I'm glad it arrived safely too, it's always a worry when committing things to the post.
Lots of Love,
The Blackpool lot
what a great surprised, you got a big talent on sewing bags, i love it, but don't want to be pregger any more ;P would it be possible for you to sew a bear bag or bags for bear ^^next time?
love that bag!
Wow…I've been enjoying your sewing projects, Katy, and this bag is just spectacular! I would love to have had something that trendy to carry about when I had babies! And the dress is adorable…it has a Mary Engelbreit feel with all those cherries.
Are the bears feeling a little neglected with all the sewing that doesn't involve them…LOL?