Hi everyone :)
I took a break from writing my next pattern a few weeks ago, to make my soon to be sister-in-law (I can't believe my baby bro is going to be getting married in the near future - mind blown!), a 30th birthday present.
I had been wanting to make a Laney (pattern by Swoon) for a while, and the style of this bag seemed like something the birthday girl would like. The Laney is a FREE pattern that Alicia (the lady behind the patterns at Swoon) wrote for Pellon Projects.
I can't seem to make anything without changing the pattern! ha ha ;P
So...the Laney is supposed to be a reversible hobo, however, the version I made is not reversible...well it is, but I haven't made it to actually be used that way ;)
The Laney is supposed to have "ties" that are used as a device for closure, the version I made actually has a white snap as the closure device.
The Laney is not supposed to have any zippered pockets...however, I like zippered pockets, (they are useful!), so I have included an internal one.
I also used H640 instead of the recommended interfacings in the pattern I did this because that is what I had at home...I am very happy with this change, as the bag can hold its own shape now - and it makes it look more substantial while not adding any extra weight.
The fabric used on the outside middle panel is one from my MIL's cupboard, going on what the rest of the print looks like on the panel (that I have left), it looks to have once been a table cloth ;)
Hopefully the birthday girl likes it and uses it a lot :)
(P.S. Did you notice my sneaky comment about my next pattern? Well, you shouldn't have too long to wait...It should be ready for release in April! YAY :D)