|End #1, with the gigantic key pocket|
I have now sewed a couple other purses, as well as a suitcase, so I appreciate this Diva Bag pattern even more than I used to. There really are no fiddly bits, and you don't have to wrestle with the thing to get it through your sewing machine.
|Other end, with what's supposed to be the water bottle pocket. Now it's my cell phone pocket.|
|Light colored lining, with lots of handy pockets|
|Side view, showing large capacity|
|The way I carry the bag most of the time|
|The way I carry the bag when my shoulder starts to give out|
When I installed the zipper, I flipped it wrong way round, so my beautiful, custom-sized interior cell phone pocket is on the wrong end. Which renders it essentially useless for cell phone storage because I have to shimmy the phone for a good 5 minutes to get it past the zipper end. Wah wah wah.
I've asked a couple of my sewing friends if they think I should rip out the two bag ends and the zipper placket, with lining, and flip the whole thing around to re-install the right way. They say, "No." It's not like I don't have other pockets that work for cell phone storage; it's just one of those sewing bloopers that will do an instant re-play in my mind every time I use my cell phone.
Well, maybe only for a few months. Then I'll get used to it.
My pattern review is on SewingPatternReview.com here.
* Did you know that the T. stands for Tiberius? Just found that out while Googling the technical name for Star Trek walkie talkies. I'm listening to a fun history podcast called The Rhine, which runs through the Roman history of the Rhine Valley, so Tiberius is much on my mind.