June 11th, 2012
I bought some great London fabric by The Henley Studio (from Makower UK/Andover) from both Pink Chalk Fabrics and the Fat Quarter Shop. My big plan was to sew with it on the weekend of the Diamond Jubilee, as well as simultaneously with Fat Quarterly’s London retreat. Transporting myself to London from my little spot at our Portland MQG All Day Sew. I had it all planned out - I would make another Lunch bag from Ayumi’s pattern (I think this makes 9 bags, now). I was so careful, too. Making sure I had my directions running in all the right ways.
Easy, this is the 9th time I’ve made Ayumi’s pattern.
Focused and mindful.
Piece of cake.
I can make Bag9.0 with my eyes closed.
I can sew this bag in my sleep.
I don’t even need to use a machine… I can mind-sew it.
After PMQG All Day Sew we go out for Mexican food (so very London-ish, eh)… I watch Traci and Violet drink something out of giant cereal bowl that tasted like Froot Loops with tequila to me. One sip and I was glad I was sticking with a Coke. This has nothing to do with my sewing fail - I’m just so amused by this drink that I’m making it a part of Bag9.0’s story.
The following day I pick up where I left off, and redo Bag9.0’s main body. So cute is Ayumi’s pattern, and I love it in this London fabric (+ some of Darlene Zimmerman’s long ago Little Darling’s from my stash for the band and handles).
I’m so glad I Instagram’d/tweet’d/flickr’d my Bag9.0 Diamond Jubilee Edition fail - Sandie left me a comment on my flickr pic with a great tip: “Turn it inside out and then fold a couple inches to the outside. It’ll still be upside down inside, but once you fill it, who’s gonna notice?“. And that’s just what I did.