I finally got the last of the fabric on Monday and got busy with my pattern today. It's not perfect, but I made it, and it looks better than I thought it would considering I didn't fully understand the pleating process and then it dawned on me. It's lightly padded, which makes it better for carrying my camera, which is why I needed a new purse anyways. Only thing 'wrong' with it is that I would have liked a strap that went across my body but it seems that cute patterns and long straps don't go together right now.
I discovered I could go to Danier Leather in the mall and buy a leather purse for less than it cost me to make this! I haven't had a Slurpee in a while, imagine my surprise when I was the Farmville cups! Orange and Berry Pomegranate! Very good.