The Pattern: Simplicity 2750 BAGS View B
The Versions (and Lessons Learned):
1. I made the pattern as is on the outside but added pockets on both sides on the inside. The pockets went all the way to the bottom. They were too shallow and for this style bag you have to remember that the bottom seam is too low for a pocket to go. I am constantly digging for my things because the bottom of the pocket is really the bottom of the bag!
2. I extended the band across the top and joined the sides and the middle. Then I only did pockets on one side on the inside of the bag. The pockets were raised up. It worked, but it wasn't enough pockets. (At least for me.)
3. This time I opened up the front of the bag to make 3 large pockets on the outside and several on the opposite side on the inside of the bag. The outside pockets all fit bottles and the inside ones are a good size too. All of them do not go the depth of the bag to prevent losing things at the very bottom of them. Lastly, I added a Posy Pin like the one my Sister-in-law made me for a little extra touch.
I think I'm finally finished and have transformed this simple pattern into an ideal diaper bag. Of course, it is on the smaller side for a Mom of 2 kids in diapers. I'm going to work on a larger version so it will fit more. Version 3.1 up next!