Yikes, I've let two weeks slip by without a blog post, sorry for being missing in action so long! Blogging's hard when you have to work. I don't know how I did it pre-internship when I was posting twice a day like a madwoman! Things are crazy busy at Mod Green Pod and I've gotten to participate in some fun decision making about our new designs. Also maybe my absence from blogging is excused by the fact that I have some real-life writing pieces coming out this month. One here and one here. More details on that as they get closer. (Though, truth be told, I wrote both of those months ago.)
Meanwhile, in rifferaff land, the experimentation continues. I have so many ideas and not much follow through. For me, it's all about putting myself on a routine, establishing habits such as when to sew, when to print, when to cut. I'm still in the habit-forming phase. I went crazy with the pattern I showed you in my last post and printed it in several color combos. Then I attempted to make some bags, these are all in various stages of construction (note the unfinished hems). Take a look and let me know if you have a preference in terms of colors or bag shapes:
I've been obsessed with bag construction lately, obsessing over things like handles. Handles inside or outside? Use webbing or make my own? Matching handles in linen or in contrasting canvas? Hardware or none? Plus there's the issue of the actual construction of the bag. How to make a square bottom bag? What to use for lining? Slouchy or interfaced? I think I've let the overwhelming number of options drag me down, as I've been considering so many different styles, that I have yet to perfect one. It's great to have so much excitement and enthusiasm for a project, but frustrating to only have 3 unfinished bags at the end of a weekend of sewing. I think I've decided to try to perfect a tote and a slouchy/hobo type shape. I'm not sure if I'll get to them this weekend (this should be a stamping weekend) but at least I have a goal in mind.