Friday, May 29, 2015

Alice in Wonderland Backpack

My girls have a Disneyland trip planned for the summer and I just had to make something special.
Each girl also has several Disney Bounding outfits in the works. That's 8 handmade outfits. I think I can, I think I can....

I used Simplicity pattern 1388. The pattern was OK.  Not bad, not terrific. The drawings for the front pocket were a little confusing and I had trouble with the zipper gusset fitting. The upside was it only took 3/4 yard for the outside and didn't have many pieces.

The pictures show a backpack with nothing in it. The fusible fleece and light weight fusible interfacing seem sufficient. It is, however, empty so I hope it holds up when stuff is in it.

Did you see Heather has Gardenvale, by Jen Kingwell, in the shop?  I helped fold fat quarters and I am itching to make something with this fun fabric.
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