To remain in the same theme as last post, the Amy Butler weekender bag really is something to do in little pieces and steps. Quite a time consuming project, and I had to work in another way for the interfacing, as my interfacing is not fusible :(.
I've a few things as comment on the instructions of this pattern, but will save that for the complete review when I'm done. I'm making a lot of pictures, uploaded them but right now I don't feel like blogging about each step in detail.
One important decision was to skip the piping. The faux leather is rather slippery, and didn't want to cooperate on two test pieces for piping. I don't have much fabric left and don't want to find out on the real bag that it's not working. I can't start again.
For today, two pictures of the "bag in the making", one of the large side panels with large pocket and handles and one of the inside of the large pocket. I've added a magnetic snap to the pocket, which I ordered last year from Nicole Mallalieu when I made my first bag. The real color is somewhere in between these pictures.
Threads to be knotted and cut.
In the comments on my last post, Nancy K asked "Do you actually sew on more than one at a time, or just have them ready to sew?" The answer is that I prefer to work on one thing at a time, but sometimes I can't help myself and get carried away, like with this bag. I did finish my lingerie set last weekend before I started on the bag, but DD's skirt and bra will have to wait. The BWOF blouse is not cut yet, but I often do cutting and marking a new project during working on another project. Often later in the evening when my son goes to bed. He has the room adjacent to my sewing room, and I don't want to disturb him with the sound of sewing machines and pressing.
Usually I don't sew at two projects at the same time, because changing needles and threads for sewing multiple projects is too irritating.