Summer seems to be the perfect time for little messenger bags. The last one I made has gotten a ton of use. When looking for a smaller version, I already had the perfect model in mind. I really liked this one, which I saw in a Japanese craft book I recently purchased (ISBN 978-4-391-62423-6).
And because I was so happy with my first successful attempt in garment construction, a billowy top in summery seersucker.
I was a little nervous about this project since I wasn’t sure on the sizing but I’m happy with the fit. (ISBN 4910077580779)
I think I got close to the original.
I like this pattern a lot and may knock out another one before summer’s end. It took less time to make than the messenger bag. I’m starting to fall into a better rhythm for my days with all this time off. Today, however, packing begins in earnest but I promise to leave a little room each day for crafting. 🙂