Ages ago I bought the Amy Butler Weekender pattern.
I got all excited about cutting out the pieces from duck cloth and my plans to do the QAYG method. Not to mention my plans to blog the whole process. (I only got as far as Episode 1) I started the QAYG and completely fell out of love with the whole process. Recently I've been thinking about whether I should finish this or not and with the FQ Retreat on the horizon it seems like a good a time as any to resurrect it or not. I had a panic that I may have forgotten to add a layer of wadding between the QAYG and the duck cloth. It turns out I had added the wadding - I just couldn't remember doing it.
But I'm not 100% sold on finishing the bag and here's why:
1) I'm more of a case on wheels kind of girl. (And no I'm not going to make a roller weekend suitcase so don't even go there!) Do I really want/need a Weekender Bag?
1) Can I face doing the QAYG on the rest of the bag pieces?
2) Would it be wasteful to abandon the project given the cut up duck cloth and purchase of the pattern?
3) Should I may be not bother with QAYG and just use some Home Decor Weight Fabric to make the bag outer? I have checked my stash and apart from some peach home decor weight fabric my sister in law gave me about 20 years ago, I only have this fabric I bought in a destash.
I've used some of the pin dot fabric but the rest of the DS fabrics in front are yard cuts.
So what would you do in my position?
This also brings me on to other essential FQ Retreat sewing. I think I really need to make myself a tote. You know in honour of the retreat and only using fabrics from my stash. But I just can't decide on a pattern/design. I want something roomy and secure enough to see me round London - including any excursions (for that read trips to any fabric shops that may come up.) Any suggestions because now my mojo is back I'm itching to get stitching!