P is SO very excited about starting kindergarten in the fall. We went to Kindergarten Round-Up a couple of weeks ago and now the talk is all kindergarten all the time around here. Preschool is over and she is revved up. At Kindergarten Round-Up one of the teachers showed a backpack and demonstrated what would need to go into a student's pack. She pulled out a lunch box, homework folder, a library book, a "book-in-a-bag", a pair of snow pants, and a pair of shoes. P was amazed. She started asking me right away about her backpack. The well trained seamstress that she is came right into the sewing room to choose fabrics to make one!
We used this pattern by Cindy Taylor Oates. P chose the fabrics, trims, and even decided on the quilting patterns.
I reinforced the bottom gusset and the straps with denim cut from an old pair of jeans.
I like the finished look on the inside. I just hope we can fit all of the required items in there.
P loves her new pack and even wore it when helping with the field fire.
This could be a very long summer.