Well I did it.
I made a weekender bag. I've had the pattern for almost a year now and one morning something just clicked in my head and I was determined to make it. I guess the prospect of packing my hospital bag and the impending arrival of our little guy must have given me the
push shove that I needed.
I was going into it with a very open mind, I have to admit. With all the reviews and advice that has come with all the other Weekenders in blogland I was expecting a horror of a bag to make. But I was pleasantly surprised!!! It was actually quite simple. I think if you've made clothes before, this pattern is easy to understand.
I did do a couple of things a little differently. I added zippers to the two large pockets, I added a phone pocket on the inside and I left the cording off when constructing the bag. In honesty I got half way through sewing the bag together before I realised I forgot the cording. Meh it looks just as good to me... and it was less fiddly.
And for a little fun I made up a couple of improve herringbone panels for the large pockets.
A few studs on the bottom,
and a few surprise pops of pattern,
and she's all done! So this is my contribution to the Weekender bag pool. It is a great bag, a lot bigger than I thought. perfect for a weekend away... or hospital stay. ;)