in our last post, I showed you the 1st prototype of what will eventually be our next pattern, which I’m projecting to be published in late February to early March. (I’ll try to be more specific a little further down the line.) You might recall that I was really happy with how the 1st prototype turned out… yeah, it was pretty much just an empty shell of a bag, but the pattern pieces for that shell fit together SO well that now I’m ready to move right along to the “gorilla sample” for this design, which is what I’ll be showing you here!
And this might be my favorite feature in this bag. It’s been a while since I’ve added credit card holders to a design but its a perfect addition to this design! I’ve created space for 8 cards and of course I LOVE the little bag lights we’ve added to our hardware line! Tired of digging around for those keys or that lipstick? Adding a baglight could be the perfect answer for you! But>>>>on the “Con Side” & visible in this photo- I’m not crazy about the zippered pocket being associated with the CC Slots feature because once the cards are loaded in place the pocket becomes quite stiff & just doesn’t “play well” with the zipper. Instead… I think a drop-in pocket will work much better here & I’ll just move the zippered pocket to the wide back area of the bag instead! And finally, here’s the back side of the bag and of course I included a zippered pocket here as well! All of this adds up to a medium-sized bag with “big-bag” storage capabilities! But>>>> on the “Con-side” – and visible in this photo– you might notice the vertical, dark stitching on either side of the zipper. I obviously didnt extend these flanges high enough and this miscalculation will certainly be fixed in the next incarnation of this design!
I know I normally use this space to tell you about the fabrics I used in this sample, but since this is the same fabric I used in one my ErgoMatic samples I’ll just refer you to that information HERE!
And please stay tuned for the next post in this series when I’ll show you the next sample in the relentless push toward our next pattern release!
And now, it’s YOUR turn!
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