I often get asked “Did you go away on vacation? You’re very tan”. Nope, not on vacation, just at the park everyday with my son (and I do use SPF 60 but it only lasts so long). With no yard, the only outside space we have is the park. Girouard park is a couple of blocks away, so we’re often there.
Being at the park so often I need to bring the usual extra with me, like snacks, a change of clothing, sunscreen, and usually a couple of cars or Thomas trains. I’ve become quite fond of the over the shoulder type of bag because it’s hands free. I also love the simplicity of my first reversible bag, but found it was always slipping off my shoulder.
Thus the Girouard bag was born. I modified the reversible bag pattern, adjusting the strap length. I then fitted it to my body so it would fall in just the right spot. My other shoulder bag has an adjustable strap that was always slipping, so having a bag that fit just right is REALLY GREAT.
The other modification I did was add a couple of pockets on the inside of the bag (it’s reversible so sometimes those pockets are on the outside). Once the side seam is sewn it’s really easy to sew on a simple pocket over the seam before sewing up the bottom of the bag.
Is it too early to start on another reversible bag for the fall?