|Indiana Jones and The Tweed Suit of Respectability|
Indiana Jones is, of course, a Professor of Archeology and Hotness at the fictional Barnett College and therefore needs a sturdy field bag for his journal, passport, and other assorted academic fripperies (magnifying glass, excavation brushes, machete, revolver, etc.). It is also a good place to stash any "rescued" antiquities.
|Indiana Jones and The Manly Man Purse|
Since I earlier discovered that the real thing is a WWII British gas mask bag, I had to make one for Henry. I needed it to be easy and cheap too.
|Why, yes, he IS wearing a shirt from another Harrison Ford film. That is a total coincidence, I swear!|
|All the pieces spread out. I used a cheap khaki colored cotton, less then $2 worth, but if you are making this spend the money and use canvas. It will keep it's shape better if nothing else.|
The best thing about this project for me was the fact that it was so plain how much I've improved in my sewing. This bag took me maybe an hour and a half and I was sipping tea and listening to the kids play in the other room. It was simple! Comparing how I struggled with the chairbacks originally it's pretty pleasing. The notes I made all over the pattern eight months ago seem self-explanatory now. Hooray for me! Wait, I take it back! The VERY best thing about this project was how happy Henry was to have it. "Mommy! I can put my candy in it!" Love him so much.
|He's probably dreaming about Legos.|