I have to say when I ran into a photo of this bag here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8219451@N07/4357065237/ I hurriedly found the pattern and purchased it. Most of what I have to say about this pattern is found here....http://www.noile.net/2010/05/hot-patterns-1092-nouveau-pyramid/
I COULD NOT figure out parts of the pattern instructions. The shape looks adorable in the sketch. Besides the pattern and instructions being poorly written the bag is poorly executed for actual usage. I will be adding a couple of extra seems to make my bag a bag. I also put in a double ended zipper due to the size of the bag, thinking it would be useful to zip from either end. Eh, Not so much. But I can't figure out either, how the bag could be used with a one ended zipper. I am an experienced seamstress. I have to admit that bags are not the thing I sew a lot of. But believe me when I say I can navigate most anything I really want to sew. But this pattern is inadequate on both levels, the written words and the sketches. I applaud the independent pattern makers and do support them. I like to support them and am even thinking of starting a pattern business of my own. But I hope my pattern testers would stop me before letting something like this out the door.
At any rate here are my photos. I printed the flowers onto the finished bag to give it some more color. It looks so cute. Hopefully the bag will also be usable after some extra stitching.