The pattern was well written, and only had a few pieces, but they way they are put together is what really makes it! I stared at the pictures online, trying to decipher how it was put together, then I finally broke down and bought the pattern (my reward to myself for finally finishing my mom's purse! Only 6 months after her birthday, new record!) There are several modifications on the Emmaline Bags blog Including how to do different closures, add a shoulder strap and a wrist strap. The shoulder strap is perfect length, putting it just under my arm where it is easy to pinch it next to my body so it doesn't swing around. I will probably use it as a wallet for the most part, but that added versatility is great!
My Sister in Law's were easy, one loves purple, the other loves green. I broke into my stash of Simply Color by V&Co for them. This was also my first attempt at the pattern and I was hoping to use a trial fabric, but had no time for practice!