Now I'm listed among this who's who of super star sewists wondering exactly WHAT I can bring to the table in terms of pattern reviewing or advice giving - eek! I hope that there's some other beginning bag sewists out there like myself who can benefit from another beginners perspective - because that's pretty much what I can offer! I'm excited to be reviewing the Bucket Bag from Keyka Lou patterns - it's a cute bag, & from what I've checked out of the pattern, it looks really detailed while still being clear-cut & easy to understand. I'm excited to make it!
Some of the fabric I may be using - I am planning on making it into kind of a knapsack / boy bag for Mason & all the stuff he seems to accumulate in his pockets over the course of a day - so I'm searching my stash for some sturdy boyish fabrics. So far I've got some boyish quilting cottons but also some fine wale corduroy & some pretty wool. I can't wait to start working on it!
Sara has two guest bloggers posting pattern reviews each weekday in June (I'm on June 13!) - that is crazypants. Each review will contain detailed information about what we thought about the sewing pattern, modifications we made, what kind of interfacing we used, seam ripping we did ;] It will definitely be a great way to get an inside view of a pattern you might have been wanting to try or get inspired to try something new.
There will also be giveaways - of course! Also each weekday in June there will be a giveaway, as well as a linky party at the end for you to show off a new purse you've made for another chance to win a great prize.
For the full line-up of guest posters, details on the prizes & sponsors, all the rules & the full schedule of the event, check out the official Purse Palooza 2012 post on Sara's blog, Sew Sweetness.
It should be a lot of fun & filled with lots of great information!