Friday, 11 December 2009
It's progress, of sorts
On a course the other day I noticed that the girl sitting next to me had a really nifty pencil case. I borrowed it and started scribbling optimistic plans. Today I tried to decode them, only to realise that I had it all wrong. It took me most of the day, and several paper models, to come up with something close to the original.
The bulk of my 'craft skills' are actually Google skills, and I'm sure there's a tutoral or a pattern for something like this out there somewhere, but today I failed. You'd think 'curved zipper pouch pattern' would do it, but no. Does anyone have any ideas?
I'm mostly happy with what I made, but I do want to be able to make a lined version, and I definitely want to have a formula for the pattern, rather than pinching fabric and guessing where the seams should go. Oh, and I really want to be able to use the length of the zip as a starting point for calculations, because trying to measure a curved seam doesn't make me happy.