Since April, that suitcase has been languishing. My studio and sewing space has been relocated in the basement and that means that I can now sew while my Etta Mae is sleeping. On Memorial Day weekend, I did just that. It was great! It was fun! It was rewarding! And little by little, I plan to empty that suitcase and show you what I've done.
First Up: Toddler Backpack
(OK, not clothes, but I interpret the challenge very loosely.) This is my second go at Made-by-Rae's Toddler Backpack pattern. I made the first for Oliver for his 3rd birthday using frog and turtle fabric (that he picked) and filled it with nature exploration stuff. It's a very handy size and I think 3- and 4-year-olds love to put things in bags and sort. So I wanted to make one for Josiah, who loves numbers and letters and puzzles. I used some lime numbered canvas and scrap corduroy.
It went really well and really quickly, heaps better than the first actually. Don't know if I should chalk that up to experience with the pattern, sturdier fabric, the new studio space, or the lack of a small child on my lap while sewing... but it was well received and I think he'll have big fun stowing any number of things in there. Happy belated birthday, J!