Well, it’s finished! I’ve been wanting something bigger than my current tote for school and smaller than my backpack for use when I commute home during the week for my internship (and sometimes during the weekend, as well). Enter Simplicity 2685, which went together like a charm.
I used a printed cotton twill for the outside in yellow and grey (which is easily becoming one of my new favorite color combinations, thanks to all the fabulous outfits Emma Pillsbury wears with these colors) and a plain cotton canvas for the lining on the inside.
A few notes about the pattern: while the tucks on both sides are time-consuming, I really like the effect they give. Also, I omitted interfacing the lining (cotton canvas is sturdy enough, in my opinion) as well as including the zipper pocket, as I didn’t have a zipper in the right color or size for the bag. Not that I would have included it if I have. Sewing pockets (at least for me) if they’re not patch pockets are more trouble than they’re worth.
Oh, as for the snow, that’s finally starting to melt and luckily there’s been no flooding here. Or power outages, although our internet has been on the fritz the past couple days. It seems to be working now, so hopefully it will stay that way, as I really do have homework. Although sometimes you do need to take a break and read Handmade Ryan Gosling to stay sane. 😉
Have a great week, everyone!