I think I’m almost done with the blue-dress-turned-bag.
For the lining, I used Alice’s great tutorial at futuregirl.com to guide me. I’d used it once before to line the starling bag I crocheted, but it’s great for figuring out the size to line any (somewhat rectangular) bag. She even provides a little one-page worksheet to help with all the math. And yet even with all that help, I still managed to cut my lining 1” too narrow! Ack!
That’s what I get for cutting late at night!
Used another great tutorial to make a bound pocket. But I forgot to take a photo of the finished pocket. I did do a trial run first – and took a photo of that. Nice fabric combination, eh? The part I cropped off the photo shows the “I’m so glad I tried this on scrap fabric first” end.
Actually, I’m not sure the pocket is “finished.” To keep the pocket closed, I was going to add a button and elasticized loop (even found a matching aqua one, formerly a girl’s hairband) but then thought a button might snag stuff going in and out of the bag.
Then I saw this photo at the end of another tutorial. I wonder if a flap would keep the pocket closed…
A zipper would perhaps have been the best choice, but would require a trip to the store. With small children in tow.