I did a test first as I had read others comments that the bag was small and if they made it again, it would be larger. So, I made one and, yes, it was way too small. It only fit my phone, wallet and glasses - even then it was at a pinch. So I enlarged it by 25%. Now it's the perfect size for me!!!
I altered the pattern significantly. When doing the pleats, they didn't match the contrasting band, so I winged the middle pleat and made a box pleat. I put a mobile phone pocket instead of a flat one, added a zipper instead of a magnetic clasp and I sewed the strap between the outer and lining. I also added interfacing to the contrasting band with great results!! The lining is interfaced but the outer bottom isn't - it's a great result. A bag with structure but not the 'stiffness' on the outside.
Then - the fabric!!! That fantabulous linen/cotton print is titled 'Winter Nest' and is hand printed by a Sydney designer, Kristen Doran. I bought a panel of this gorgeous fabric at the Stitches and Craft Show in Sydney, Australia last year. I finally got to use it.
Enough babbling - onto the pictures:
This is the original sized bag from the pattern on top of the 25% bigger one:
Thanks for looking!
Edit: I just realised that there is another post of these bags.....which sings the praises of this pattern. I too, really love the scale of this bag. Great pattern all round. The only drawback (not for me - but perhaps someone else) is that you cannot sell the bags you make from this pattern.