Monday, February 22, 2010

The Second in a Series of Three

I am behind, as usual.  I have been trying to finish a prototype for a smaller messenger bag for almost a year now.  I can't believe it's actually taken me this long, but that's neither here nor there.  Finally, I got my act together and drafted the pattern.  I finished my prototype, and .... it is still too big.  I'm trying to go for a smaller, more accessible price point, but this one will end up being just over $100...too much.  However, I actually think this bag is a practical size: it's perfect as a book bag. So here's what I'm thinking:  I will offer three sizes to pick from: The Kitchen Sink (my giant messenger), The Book Worm (a medium size), and the Tomboy, which will still hold a lot, but won't take up so much room on your body.  Of course this means that I'm back to the drawing board to re-scale the pattern once again, but it shouldn't take me a year to do it this time!  Here are the pictures of the medium sized bag: it's 12 inches (30.5 cm) wide, 9.5 inches (24 cm) tall and 4inches (10cm) deep. I used fabric designed by Amy butler for both the inside and the outer flap and back.  This smaller size features two pockets on the back (not found on the bigger bag) and only two pockets on the inside instead of three. 
Happy Monday, everyone!


Stephanie said...

I love the new bag, and the names in your series of three: The Kitchen Sink, The Book Worm, and the Tomboy...too cute!

Victoria said...

It is gorgeous, Colleen!

Having no talent whatsoever for pattern making, I am in awe of your talent and the clean, precise elegance of your work!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks, you two! I love making patterns; it's like a solving a puzzle!

inaluxe said...

It's awesome Colleen. I love your mix of fabrics, and colour choices! Pattern making is way fun too. There's a focus I love about it. :) It's great you like doing it!

woo-hoo, and big yeahssss all round! I love it. I'm going to have to get mine now - you've inspired me. he he he.

Colleen, I have an award for you... the Kreative Blog award! Becuase you've been there, inspiring me from the very beginning, and well, that's pretty amazing! Part of accepting the award means sharing seven things about yourself, and presenting this award to seven blogs/people. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and I hope you're into the award too! xoxo kisses and hugs, K

picciolo said...

I love all the pocket details Colleen, what a great series of bags