I picked this pattern up ages ago at Pacific Fabrics and it's been patiently waiting in my stash until the timing was right.
From the images on the printed pattern front, it appeared to be a tiny bag. At least, that's what my head thought when seeing them on the cake stands.
Do you find that sometimes you need to take the measurements and physically map out (or layout/measure) space for something before your brain processes it's actual size? Or have you enough experience creating that you are able to spatially and conceptually determine how big something is? I find that people who fabricate or some who sew can look at something and their brain breaks it down, takes it apart, puts it back together, then they can see it as it would be, much like what we see CAD do for engineers today. Some are just gifted, usually, people who do this have lots of experience. Well, I am just beginning my bag making journey. So, I'm realizing that it's going to take a little more experience before I can look at a pattern and see how it will turn out size wise.
I used Annie's Soft and Stable again and I really like how it gives the bag shape. Plus, it responds beautifully and easily to being quilted.
The lining was really loose, however, so I attempted to sew it to the exterior. Whew. That was tricky to sew and didn't quite turn out like I wanted. I'll have to think about a better approach next time.
Overall, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Yay!