Fall 2014 Patern Tour

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* pattern was given in exchange for review.  All thoughts are my own*

I love the fall!  The crisp air, the first fire in the fireplace, and warm drinks!  Makes me so happy!  When Jenny from Seamingly Smitten asked me if I wanted to be part of her fall blog tour I couldn't say no!  I love everything about fall, and that includes patterns that are perfect for the fall!

I know I've said this before but I always have these grand ideas of how my blog post is going to look.  Beautiful photos, witty writing, an all together amazing post.  Well, let's just throw that idea right out of the window and come back to reality.  I threw my back out.  How you ask?  Putting hair product in my son's hair for picture day at school.  Can you believe that?!?!?!  Those amazing photos are now in my dreamland! haha

Seriously, I am in a ton of pain, so much I could barely move for almost a week.  Then the weekend came and I was feeling better, until I decided the basement playroom needed to be purged and cleaned.  Now I can hardly move again.  

That brings us to present day.  My day is consisting of lots of pain, attempts to get some sewing done, wrangling my two littles that are at home, and trying not to overdo it!

Good news??  I have an AMAZING new slouchy bag that I absolutely adore!

Purple suede????  Yes please!  This fabric is so soft and luxurious!  And this color is spot on for the fall 2014 color trends!

Let's talk pattern specifics for a second.  There are only 3 pattern pieces, so the pattern goes together really quick.  The hardware you need for this bag are easily found in your local craft store, and you don't need much, just a couple d rings and a magnetic snap if you choose.  I decided on no snap for my bag.

Jenny gives you instructions to find the perfect strap length to fit your body, or you can go with a few lengths she includes in the directions.  I went with her cross back dimensions and they were perfect for me!

The pocket on this bag is nice and large!  You can definitely fit your phone, keys and a lip gloss in it with no problem!  There is also an option to put a pocket on the inside.  I did this, and then after sewing realized I sewed the lining piece with the pocket the wrong way, so my pocket is sandwiched between the lining and the main fabric :(  That made me pretty sad.  But it's ok because I will just have to make another!

My slouch bag is lined with a purple silky fabric.  Next time I will use a cotton since this was finicky to work with.  It does feel nice though :)

I was nervous about making a bag with hardware since I normally don't make this kind of thing, but the d rings were super easy to use!  And Jenny's instructions are always wonderful and easy to follow.  I had no issues except trying to sew through all the layers after inserting the strap into the ring.  This was due to the suede and my machine not wanting to cooperate, and had nothing to do with the pattern/instructions.

I adore how this bag hangs.  The cross body measurements allow it to sit perfectly on the hip, which is so comfortable and perfect for my since I'm always on the go.  And the interior of the bag is huge!  This is the perfect option for everyday use!  you even have room for a diaper, wipes, and a change of clothes for you little one, plus all your normal purse stuff!

I thought this pattern was extremely easy to sew, the instructions were great.  This is the perfect nap time sew!  Put the kiddos to bed, sew this up, and you have a new bag to use in time to pick the older kiddos up from school!

I can't wait to use this today!  I will be making another with the optional fringe and tassel in grey suede, because anyone that knows me knows I LOVE grey!  And a special thanks to the one and only Jan!  The best dress form there is!  She's a keeper and she doesn't complain about standing outside in the freezing cold and snow!!  hehe

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Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to take a look at the other bloggers in the tour!  Happy Sewing :)

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE your bag!! Purple looks AMAZING! But I am so sorry you hurt your back! That is the worst! See if your kids will take care of you and play doctor! Maybe they can pamper you for a few minutes on the couch :) I know it won't last long, but it's fun trying!!
    Jenny Hall