Inspired by "fixin to travel" on This Vintage Chica and a old hand-stiched apron I found in a charity shop, here is the backpack I came up with this weekend. I can only show you it displayed on a chair as I totally agree that it is virtually impossible to photograph your own back (or at least it is impossible to do so in a way that you would be willing to show to other people!)
It is not as beautifully designed and sewn as the original inspiration but it used what I had to hand perfectly and is a whole lot more me!
I sewed the apron together along it's sides and then joined along the bottom. I cut the ties just beyond the edges of the waistband and then turned it over to create a casing for the straps.
I was able to use that pretty blue cloth as a big pocket and the apron pocket now makes a useful interior pocket for valuables.
....and along with the Amy Butler hat, I made last summer, I am ready to go!