I cannot believe I am saying this before Thanksgiving, but... all 3 Weekender Bags are finished!!!! Yeehaw!!!
I have to say, I am really thrilled with the results.
This one is the princess's:
It was the first one to go through each step, and therefore is the worst of the bunch. I almost feel bad. But... not bad enough to try again. I made a poor choice to top stitch the lining in on hers and I cringe every time I look at it. So I hand stitched the other two and I'm glad. But I feel bad about hers. But you know what? She'll love it! So that's okay.
This is the little man's:
His was second on each step, and therefore, greatly improved. I so love the fabrics on this one!
Here's MINE!! (I don't know if you can tell, but I really like mine!)
I saved mine for last. I am glad. (Muahahaha!) By the time I got to my bag on each step, I had things wired. So mine really is the best. (insert smirk). I Looooooove the fabrics for mine. It is so bright and happy. I am a little sad that I have to keep it under wraps until Christmas. I want to use it NOW!! :)
So, my thoughts on the Weekender Bag. Honestly - the best analogy I can come up with is that this pattern is a little like childbirth. The beginning stages aren't too bad. Then you have to suffer through a few stages of utter agony. But when you are done, you are totally thrilled and feel like a goddess. But would I do it again? Hmmm... Ask me in 3 years.