This has been a 'research and development' week at the shop.
I have had some trouble with my sewing machine this week. When I has helping with costumes for Camelot, the Viking got an injury and just hasn't really acted right since then. That came to a head this week when I was expecting her to be a marathon girl. She just needs to go to the shop. But I need to sew, so I brought out my backup. She doesn't do button holes, but I can deal.
I started the rework with my Medium bag. This is what the original design looks like.
Rework Number two looks like this.
Rework number 3.
Added a pocket to the outside and used the same fabric for the wrist strap. Feels closer to done here.
But, I wanted to shift the pocket and gusset the bottom.
Rework number 4.
I also changed the position of the wrist strap on this one-having it from the top, not the side seam. but don't really like the look of the gusseted bottom.
Rework number 5.
This, I think is the winner. There is still a tweak I'd like to do-I'd like to go back to using a button hole, but the older machine doesn't do them very well. So I may set up the viking and see if I can at least coax her to do button holes. I boxed the bottom instead of gusseting. I like this look much better.
I also started reworking my 'double double' drawstring bag. That's double fabric, double drawstring.
This is what the original looks like. This is just a basic lined bag.
I sat down to rework this yesterday. I started by adding interfacing. So now, she stands on her own.
I am pretty proud of this design and other than a few tweaks to construction, I feel like this is a good place to be with it.
I also have been batting this week.