Ages ago I picked up a pattern by Craftapple to make a diaper bag. I choose to use Sweetest Thing from the shop because it's girly, but shouldn't be so insanely girly that Nieve's dad (my brother) won't touch the bag. It required a few closures that I had not tried yet, but it was time to put on my big girl pants and give them a try. On the outside of the bag, there's an elastic topped pocket for bottles. I was able to get that pretty well sorted.
Inside there are two large pockets for bottles (separated into two, pocket on the right), a large pocket for wipes and a little mini pocket that's supposed to be for a mobile phone, but I'd imagine all kinds of other things will move in there quickly. There's also a solid bottom...another first for me.
The mobile pocket had a velcro closure, another first for me.
I'll say this. It's in no way perfect. I found the pattern quite hard to follow at several points. It was nearly like you had to know what they were trying to tell you before the words made sense. That was quite frustrating. It's also written with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, that didn't come naturally to me. Still, now that I've sorted it out once I could easily pull off a second if the occasion arose.
I hope it suits Nieve and her stuff. Nieve's parents already have a matching portable changing pad, so they should be all set.
It's off to Boston in tomorrow's post. Check this one off the Finish Along list! Woo hoo!