a diaper bag for my friend who is expecting her first baby, a boy, very soon.
this is the pleated beauty handbag from bend the rules sewing with tons of extra pockets to accommodate itty, bitty baby stuff.
i also included some flannel burp cloths and a matchy, matchy roll up changing pad.
so how do i like this pattern? quite a lot actually. however the next time i sew this bag i will leave the hole for turning in the top, right between the straps so i can catch it while top stitching. mostly because i find it easier and also because of this- i finished the sewing, took some pictures, packed it up with goodies and added a gift tag. done! as i lay in bed that night waiting for sleep to come it suddenly occured to me that i had never sewn the hole closed in the lining seam of this bag! ah, thank goodness i had time to fix it the next morning! and a very special thanks goes out to my busy bedtime brain for taking my thoughts back to that bag lining. without you i'd be lost!