I didn't use the pattern, but based it off this bag.
Pretty happy with how it turned out. The straps are a little wide, but it does give it an overall tote-y feeling, which is what I wanted in the first place so I guess it's ok. I should have taken more time on the inside and made it fitted to the exterior (rather than just a big loose3-seam bag on the inside). Oh well. And that bow-thing on the front just looks lop-sided. I intentionally let it droop, and I did measure the middle, but it just looks off.
It took a good, full 2 days probably (over the span of a week.. Allen is glad to have the dining room table back). Ironing and cutting is BORING! But, I decided to try to at least be a little more precise so I did measure some things and made a pattern for myself to follow. I think it helped. And I only had to rip out stitches once! (The lower bobbin was messed up, and all the stitches got knotted and messy and terrible. Grr)
Overall, improvement! Now I just need more practice so it doesn't take THIS long.
Next, I need a new makeup brush holder. That should be a snap to make, after this honkin' bag!