Are you seeing OWLS? Everywhere? Thanks to social media, owls are as ubiquitous as were Pet Rocks back in 1975.
I first became aware of the owl popularity on Pinterest when a family member created a Collect.Owls board. FYI: we are related. So, now, I too am ‘seeing owls’, and not just as Pins. A shopping trip for a birthday gift for said relative revealed a plethora of owl-related merchandise. Which brings me to a Fall 2013 Vogue pattern release, V8942, a kooky, trendy backpack. Certainly not my thing but a fun item to make as a gift, which I did.
Apparently, not everyone agrees this is an appropriate pattern, especially for Vogue. The exact quote is: “Oh god, I just noticed that there is a nest with eggs in the background of the owl picture. I’M DYING.” Hey, at least samples are made in subdued fabrics. I expect a lot of ‘someones’ are out there gleefully stitching this up in pink and purple. No accounting for taste!
That being said, this is a pricey pattern ($27.50 US) and requires many notions and bits of fabric. The zippers alone can run up to $10-15 (3) depending on style. Wouldn’t recommend going for plain black teeth zips as the zips are what give pizazz. See pattern review for more information.
Here are the results; a challenging, fun project and worth the look on the giftees face when this turned up under the tree.