I've thought long and hard about this post, ...'cuz I'm not sure I should share my true feelings about this pattern. Tiffany and I made this during our girls weekend in February and although we expected some issues, and after making sure we had the 6 pages of corrections printed out so we wouldn't screw it up, and reading all sorts of blogs from others who have made this bag, I still think "Curse you Amy Butler!"
And I know how to sew.
I've made wedding dresses for crying out loud.
Yes dresses, more than one--3 actually.
O.K. now that that is out of the way I sure do love the way it turned out---a full weekend of sewing later, when I had planned on making a couple OTHER items too.
It should never have taken that long.
I blame Amy Butler.
Sorry, but I do.
This funky striped one is mine.
We made it with 2 zippers that meet on the top middle. I really like it this way.
My equally funky lining.
This one was going to be for my daughters to share, but Emily wanted one too, so we worked out a trade.
Not sure I'll make another one, and I can't imagine why anyone would make these to sell on Etsy. All the ones I've seen are pricey, but after making my own, I'm not sure that money is worth the trouble.
O.K. ...I'm really done now.