So, I had a nice long weekend. My usual distraction was out of town, so I had to keep myself busy for once - crafting was involved.
Lookie at the purty new bag!!
I love it. I used this (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178244.0
) pattern. This is my second attempt as this tutorial, but I didn't include the zipper before. I also went a bit more light on pleating this time and increased the size. I wanted a more duffel bag sort of feel.
My cellphone fits perfectly in the handy pockets.
And the inside is nice & roomy. The lining and outside fabric (with the print) is actually brown and white...even though it seems a bit more black in the pictures (trust me - it is a very deep brown). If I do this pattern again I am going to add inside pockets.