When Tiny Dancer announced to the mentally ill homeless man at our church that he and Little Buddha would be starting school this week, the man shook both boys’ hands and said, “Happy scholastics!” He also said, “Don’t step in dog sh*t.” Which is, of course, good advice both for preschool and for life. But I digress. “Happy scholastics” has seemed to me a delightful and perfect wish for two little boys embarking on the first day of many years of formal education. Today was that day.
Tiny Dancer went with a vintage-looking train print.
And I went with my first Simple Sewing Project.
I could not be more pleased with the results.
Once I did Little Buddha’s lining, I really couldn’t resist adding a little pocket, to hold a tiny car.
Little Buddha liked the bag so much, he asked to sleep with it last night. I like the lining and pocket so much that I intend to go back and do the same for Tiny Dancer’s bag as well; I just ran out of time for that before school started.
Verdict on this pattern? It’s super. Super-fast, super-easy, super-fun. But I definitely will continue to supplement it with interfacing, lining, and probably pockets. Next time, I may try using cotton flannel for the interfacing, as suggested in Bend-the-Rules Sewing.