Thank you, Seraphina_de_Sangre!
aimee_ant123 - Okay, so it isn't just me!
I read over the directions over and over again, and when I was actually following them, I got so confused! I was ready to throw out the instructions and just sew, but I'm big on following directions, at least, for the first time. You know, there's actually a zipper compartment for the bag? The pattern makes no mention of it! It wasn't until later did I realize it. (And I'm okay with it because I rarely ever put stuff into pockets or zippered compartments.) Your friend made a great looking bag, though! I love the blue with the chocolate, and the buttons are really fabulous!
Hi, MegRoseSews! The toile was from the Hobby Lobby bargain bin.
The upholstery section has a lot of toile in case you want to see if they have different toile patterns! I know what you mean about the Buttercup Bag -- they're so easy to make, and you can make one to complement what you're wearing...