Fall 2014 Patern Tour
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.
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 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
Need this pattern??(You know you want it!!) Use code: PATTERNTOUR50 during the entire month of November to get 50% off your ENTIRE purchase!!!! Isn't Jenny the best?!?!? But wait, there's more!!! Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win one of 3 amazing prizes!! The giveaway ends November 24th, so don't forget to enter!!
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Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to take a look at the other bloggers in the tour! Happy Sewing :)