Sneak peek of progress I sent to my sister
As always, Noodlehead patterns have easy to follow directions, complete with illustrations. It's recommended for beginners to intermediate. I suspect the intermediate is due to the curves, darts and the zippers (a modification to the pattern if you wish, instructions included with the pattern). Also, I would readily recommend using a heavier interfacing if you're using quilting weight fabric.
For Christmas, we rotate names and this year I got my younger sister. I had her select several fabrics from which I would create her something handmade. Out of her picks, I went with the following three fabrics:
1. Robert Kaufman Yarn-dyed Essex Linen, Charcoal (sides and strap)
2. Michael Miller Cotton Couture, Ocean (side pockets and lining)
3. Robert Kaufman, Quilter's Linen, Delft (main panel)
Seriously, a great gift that my teenage sister loves!
I recently switched to a new computer (woohoo for me!) and so I'm working on finding the photos of the finish. I'll post the results soon!