The only trouble I had was getting the pleat to sit nicely, as I did the shorter strap version, which has a deeper pleat.
But I say...
definitely try this pattern for yourself... I know I'm going to make another one for me :)
photo by morgan.ps. Wanna see where I was when I sewed this up? (haha that was kinda a strange question!):
yeah, I totally brought my sewing machine along with me when we went away for that week on our boat (along with the iron, and my new mini ironing board and scrapbooking goodies, which I used to make some decorations for the Domestic Bliss Christmas comp). I figured it was a house boat, so that must have meant that I was allowed to :D. Miss Fairlight also informed me that she once took hers to a motel once, while her husband had a work doo, so that made me feel better about taking it along. Thanks Fairlight!
And wanna know something else, it must have been the amazing scenery but I didn't get frustrated once. Not even when i had to unpick the whole row of topstitching around the top and handles of the bag. I was able to jump off the back of the boat, swim abit, then continue sewing while soaking in the scenery and sunshine and enjoying a cocktail and bikkies and cheeses. I'm thinking this should definitely be the way we all sew all the time.
If I was Queen...