I've only been sewing for about 6 months, but when my bf said he was leaving for 12 days to go cycling in New Zealand, I thought I'd have time to give this pattern a try!
(UPDATE: He came back from New Zealand with an engagement ring!
Here she is! (The fabric is also Amy Butler from fabric.com)
It took me about 4 days to complete (1 day cutting, 3 sewing). I have to say that by the 4th day, I was pretty much over it. The directions were pretty easy to follow. I didn't have a zipper foot, so I ended up using a regular foot which worked out fine. I had never installed a zipper or made cording, but the directions made it do-able for a n00b like me.
My only complaint about this pattern was that there were a million pieces to cut. I ended up labeling everything with stickie notes to keep everything straight.
This is only the second bag I've ever made, so I'm pretty happy with it! It holds everything I need. And when I went to Old Navy this morning, I bought shoes that match it perfectly http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=37558&pid=522925&scid=522925062