Friday, October 23, 2015

It's in the bag!

I've been busy.
In two weeks time, I made my first bag, convicted a man of rape, and ran a marathon.
I'm tired.

But the bag I made...there's nothing tired about it.
I was pattern testing again.
I so love pattern testing. I have come to realize that I'm an externally motivated person. A deadline, someone counting on me--you've got it. Otherwise, my projects tend to languish...

Anyway, it's the Airdrie Bag by Abby at Sew Much Ado.

 
 
Airdrie is a messenger-style bag with tons of pockets to hoard stash your stuff.
A front flap pocket with a magnetic snap (yup--I installed a magnetic snap).



Interior pockets--a dividing zipper pocket, and customizable elastic pockets.


There's some side gusset pockets and a back zippered pocket too.



Overall, it's a great all-purpose bag. Diapers? Check! Laptop and files? Check! Gym stuff? That too.


Oh and the pattern--as always with Sew Much Ado patterns, the results make me proud of what I can accomplish. I am so impressed to see a more complicated, intermediate design made accessible to a variety of skill levels. Don't be afraid to tackle this pattern.  I have never made a bag before. The instructions are clear and easy to understand. And as one of my fellow testers said, once you make this, you are going to want to MAKE ALL THE BAGS!! It was great fun to make and it's even more fun to carry.



The fabric is from Sew to Speak. It's Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics--panache, a cotton canvas.
The lining is April Rhodes Wanderer line, Sacred Seeds Tigerlilly.
Interfacing, fleece and most hardware is from Joann's. (I say most because a wonderful new local friend that I met during pattern testing loaned me a slider ring. Thanks Maya!)  


Oh--and here's a marathon picture too. Just in case you were wondering. This was around mile 24. I was SO happy to see my family. It gave me the boost I needed to finish those last few miles.



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3 comments:

  1. Wow Megan, you amaze me! I seriously need to pick your brain on how you do it all - I had no idea you had just ran a marathon, congrats! And your bag turned out fabulous of course, thank you so much for all the help and feedback, it was invaluable!

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    1. Thanks Abby! I had fun challenging myself with making something new to me. But your pattern and instructions definitely made it do-able! I made the bag while I was winding down marathon training and ran the race the week after I finished the bag. And believe me--I don't do it all--you should see what a disaster my house is right now and I need to run to the store to get everything I forgot this weekend, and so on and so on...

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  2. Excellent job! You are getting to be an expert.

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