25 Weeks

Other than Russell kicking up a storm (we counted over 30 kicks in the space of a few minutes one night!!) nothing much new is happening here...I have my final (yeah right!!) list for baby shopping over the Easter break and looking forward to the time off...I've had a few uncomfortable hours, especially at night, when my belly literally feels like it is going to pop! usually after eating dinner. A good stretch out on the couch usually fixes it pretty quickly. I had quite a few hours of discomfort while sitting hunched over at the sewing machine on the weekend to make this....(it was worth it)....

Cut out pieces...took most of Friday (I had a sickie...shhhh don't tell)
The outside main bag part almost complete without strap...
Completed bag....well except for the three pieces of velcro I need to attach to the flap/lid....


It was a massive debate as to the colour of the nappy bag and the specific material I had purchased for it of course did not meet the male ("it is too girly for me to carry!!") approval...so I had to go with my third option...It may work out for the better thought this being a 'heavier' home decor material rather than a soft cotton. Now I just have to get a pram to match!

There were a few challenges in making this bag and there are some adjustments I'd make to the pattern if I was going to make it again...two elastic side pockets instead of the lidded pocket on the left..the lid doesn't seam long enough to reach the Velcro if you put something in the pocket and it also added so much bulk when trying to sew the bottom of the bag on...The strap is very long too and I'm thinking of ways I can fix that so that is doesn't keep hitting DH and I in the back of the knees when we walk...

One more thing to cross off the baby list!

Weight: 70.5kg

Comments

Lovely choice of fabric AJ and great size for a nappy bag. Hope you are feeling well. Not long now.
I had my first at 30 weeks. Bit too early.
Cass said…
AJ the bag looks great. I'm now thinking you are having a boy! Is the strap adjustable? If not you could do that if you made the pattern again which gives you the option. Anyway by the time you fill it with stuff you won't want to carry it but hang it off the pram
meika said…
I love the fabric choice! I have seen a few of these around lately and can only imagine all the work that goes into one!
Becky said…
Hey AJ. Bag looks great!! There were alot of pieces, weren't there. I made the same bag last week (blogged it). Are you using it as a nappy bag? I have stuffed it with baby clothes for hospital.
Emma said…
Great work! What a productive sickie ;)
Helen said…
WOW! AJ!!! You make quilts and hip bags! This is really cool, lovely job! :)
Helen said…
WOW! AJ!!! You make quilts and hip bags! This is really cool, lovely job! :)
Bee said…
Aren't you clever AJ!!It looks awesome! If DH doesn't want to carry it ... I will . . but you'll have to move to Brisbane!!! Love you, miss you xoxo
Peta said…
I love your nappy bag - the fabric is gorgeous and you've done a fabulous job!

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