Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Date Night

I made a Date Night bag (not that I have many any date nights these days)! It's not for me. I don't know where it's going yet. I just wanted to make one, and I thought it would be cute in this fabric.

(It bugs me just a wee bit that the print isn't lined up as well as I intended it on those front seams. Oh, well.)

The pattern is by my favorite pattern writer, Erin Erickson (does that surprise you?).

The fabric is by my favorite fabric designer, Jessica Jones (now I KNOW that surprises you). :) It's from her newest collection, "Time Warp", that she designed for Cloud9 Fabrics. It was supposed to be released for sale in November, but because of a damaged shipment, it had to be reprinted, and now hopefully it'll be released yet this month.

The fabric is barkcloth, and it's a dream to sew with. I love it! It drapes beautifully, and it has such a lovely texture. See?

It's a somewhat smallish bag, 11.5” wide x 3.75” deep x 7” tall in the middle, 8” at the top corners. My little assistant wasn't here to model it for you, so here it is with a couple of my other recent bags for some size comparison.

The bag was easy enough to sew... except for at the very end when my sewing machine grumbled a bit (and so did I), due to the very thick seam at each end of the zipper. But we made it through! Much to my surprise, when I turned the bag right side out at the end, I found both pockets on the same side of the bag, which they are not supposed to be. AND the zipper goes the opposite way that the pattern has it. I think I had gremlins in my sewing room when I wasn't looking. ;) No, actually I think it's because I do a lot of things backwards from what Erin says because my old machine doesn't have a free arm, so I end up turning things inside out to topstitch, etc., and I think in the turning at some point is where I got messed up, because I KNOW I had the pockets right at one point. Oh, well... not a biggie.

Anyway, it's done, and now I must hurry on to the next project, because it has a deadline! And I have another project lined up for after that. It has a deadline, too... but it's rather flexible. Ha.


annie dee said...

Doncha hate when that happens! I know what you mean about the gremlins. They've had. Hand in one or two of my projects as well!
This is a really nice bag and I love the fabric. Can't see where it doesn't match - honestly.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee. Yeah, those gremlins do get around!

Jessica Jones said...

Fabulous as always! Don't point out minuscule flaws and no one will see them. :)

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jess. But they're HUGE if you're anal like me. ;)

ShereeSews said...

Your colors are grand!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, ShereeSews! :)