Whoohoo, it's almost time for another trip! Tonight I'm flying to Bali, with a stopover of two nights in Singapore :) I had already seen a sneak peak of the new Portside travel set from Grainline Studio, so when it was released last week I knew I had to try and make them before I went away! I think my Weekender bag is perfect for roadtrips, but I didn't really want to bring it with me to Bali, just in case it ripped or something..
|Super happy! As is my crocodile, which I got last time in Bali|
|Look at how great this is!|
At first I wanted to use silver hardware, but the D-rings they had at the market were way too big. After looking at it again, I decided that bronze coloured hardware looked way better, so I changed it. That meant removing the straps for the second time, because the first time I'd sewn them on completely wonky. One tip: measure everything! I didn't at first and it doesn't look good when the straps are leaning towards the left..
|Silver and bronze, I prefer the bronze!|
|Nice and straight|
The pattern also includes two smaller bags, the dopp kit and a smaller travel pouch. Which are both super cute! The travel pouch comes together really quickly and is super versatile and its size is perfect!
The dopp kit is also super useful, as I could squeeze in all my toiletries. Which means a lot, cause I always bring a lot of stuff with me. The only mistake I made is that I didn't add the contrasting piece on the backside, instead I just cut it out of one piece. I didn't do this on purpose, but I don't really mind now. The only thing is that I didn't interface this piece, so it's a little bit softer than it's supposed to be.
Overall I'm super happy with this pattern and my new bags! I've packed everything and am ready to go travelling tonight! I also packed some new and unblogged makes (one of them is a bikini!), which I will photograph in Bali, so that will come soon :)