I gave up this morning and just took photos in the semi dark! :)
In a nutshell, this is a great pattern! Easy to read, easy to sew. Perfect for beginners and those more advanced. This backpack does have a zipper but really there is no reason to fear. The construction is simple, promise.
Would I ever steer you wrong?
I used fusible fleece along with this fabric and lined the inside of the backpack. Really easy modifications to do and as you can see the fusible fleece provided enough structure to the backpack. As you are seeing it here, there is nothing in it and it is standing up on it's own.
I blame it on Little Dude who had been hiding behind the thread stand while I was looking for them and came out smelling funny. I wanted to leave quickly.
Can I interrupt this post for a moment?
Little Dude turns three this week and potty training is not going so well. I've managed to successfully potty train two children. One before she was two, and one slightly after.
Why is this little boy going on three?
I have tried:
- Enthusiastic potty dances
- Promise of toys
- Pint sized guilt trips (for the record guilt trips don't work on a toddler)
- Showing him my frustration
Ok, back to the doll carrier...
This was a really great pattern and took a couple of hours at most to put together including cutting time. Minimal pattern pieces (there is really only one you need to print out) and very versatile. With the pattern Lori includes a smaller version for toddlers as well as a modification you can make to the front to change the doll carrier portion to a zippered pocket.
I know I will be making more of these in the future for gifts and another for my little guy. Boys want to carry their stuffies too!
Sorry, no modeling shots, I was sneaking from my girly this morning and she was carrying around her dolly that would have fit the best!
Don't forget, Lori is offering a discount on her doll carrier pattern to From An Igloo Readers. enter igloopattern until December 25th at checkout and receive $2 off the price of the pattern!
And in other news...
I promise I have some things non dolly related on the horizon! :)