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InstructionsI was disappointed that not very much of the pre-quilted fabric showed since the outer pockets are so large. They're almost too deep, IMO. So the next time I make this, I'll make them smaller.
I made one divider on one outer pocket and two dividers on the other side, so there are two pockets on one and three on the other.
I like the zippered inside pocket and was proud of ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Cute, Casual
Pre-quilted breast cancer fabric (body), breast cancer themed fabric (pockets), inspirational breast cancer "words" fabric (pink)
What was your inspiration?
I'm a breast cancer survivor, saw this pattern on Pinterest, and had a remnant of pre-quilted fabric to use that was just the right size. I had the two coordinating fabrics in my stash, too.
I'm inspired by all the survivors I know and saddened by all of the victims of breast cancer, including my best high school friend, Ginger, who died from it the day before her 40th birthday (and when I had cancer, but didn't know it yet).
What are you most proud of?
That I was able to not only make the zippered pocket (interior) but that I was able to fix a mistake I made!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Make sure to cut very accurate pieces and seams. Also, be sure to have a VERY STRONG machine needle as you'll need it!