ukulele gig bag for the tenor last week. Now the little uke family has some cool accessories, eh? It turned out somewhat large but the extra padding is a good thing because I do carry this bag a bit. Strap is a handy addition. My two soprano bags have no straps! Why? I can't remember, but they are smaller and easier to carry anyway.
My zipper was the metal one, so I sewed it in wrong, and had to take it out. Since that happened I decided to go buy a yellow poly zipper anyway. It really looks nicer than the metal one did. Could be longer, but 22" was the longest pale yellow zipper they had at Joann's.
Then I made a double batted strap and attached that to the outside, and applied the pocket. The Elna 720 sewed through all those layers like butter. I think there must have been 10 layers or so by the time I turned the edges under on the strap and then sewing it on, and the pocket too had many layers to sew through. It is great having a machine that will do this effortlessly. This was a self-drafted pattern, and the next bag will be made a bit smaller. I need to make another tenor gig bag for my son't ukulele next. Off to JA's to get fabric for that today.
Meanwhile, the tenor bag and I went to our little uke group happily the last two times, and the yellow fabric surely perks things up!
Made a cotton nightie out of the lovely Buttercream fabric from JA's that has French stamps and the Eiffel Tower on it. Self-binding on the armholes and neckline, and made from a pattern I drafted from a nightie I made several years ago from a Butterick pattern which since has been given away. Simple pattern for a jumper, but it made a terrific little nightie in the first place, so the one I just made, I made long. It is really comfy. Probably might make another, and even in flannel for winter! If I fall across this pattern again I will buy it, but really only need the jumper part. And I drafted it, so there ya go. The fit in the shoulders is really good - that looks simple, but unless drafted well by the company in the first place it won't fit correctly. The picture isn't art quality here, but I will post it anyway. This is my new favorite nightwear.
Adding the pattern picture in case anyone should have it - give it a try! Butterick 5058 from 1997.