Latest pattern I bought was the Day Bag because I wanted to learn the zip technique. She suggests making the bag first without the zip and then tackling the zip because its tricky. OK I'm good for that.
Bought some fabric for outside and lining but couldnt decide which was for which so got 1.1 metres of each (pattern recommends 70 cms fabric / 40cms lining). Spotlight cutter was generous and I ended up with a little over 1.2 each.
Copied the pattern onto interfacing:
I traced the edge and seam line onto interfacing and worked it into my machine until I got a spot that I could line up with and give me a consistent allowance.
Next time I'd...
* Make sure I put the zip the other way around because you have to open it right to left rather than left to right.
* Put the feature ring on the right hand side of the strap on the front of the bag, so its at the front when the bag is slung over my right shoulder.
Both these hiccups are my silly mistakes, but it does pay to stop and think a bit instead of going bang bang bang, oops.
and I think I'll try with pellon next time.
Bag pattern and instructions get full marks though, its a great shape and size, and there were no head scratching moments at all in the construction process.
Thanks Nicole, you're the best !!