I'm still here, just working to catch some deadlines. The fall Oliver + S patterns are almost sent to the printer, and I'll be so relieved when they've gone.
In the meantime, we're offering a special summer sale on the crazy-popular Day in the Park Backpack Tote pattern. If you've been waiting to make one of these, here's your chance: they're 50% off for a limited time!
This is a good pattern to try if you're relatively new to sewing. I designed it for my students who had finished the beginning class and were ready to try sewing from a pattern. The instructions are very clear and detailed, and there are lots of fun little details like a simple zippered pocket at the inside of the bag.
You can see many other finished bags in the backpack Flickr group if you're looking for a little additional inspiration.