Since these are my third and fourth versions of this bag, its safe to say that I am a fan of this pattern. It's a great stash buster and results in a cute bag which holds a surprising amount of stuff.
My sister chilling with our drinks in the 31 degree heat, coming back to the UK was a bit of a shock to the system.
I made a couple of small changes to to the pattern. I shortened the straps slightly, the pattern calls for the straps to be 80cm each and I made them about 70cm as I wanted the bag to sit a bit higher so that it would be a bit more securely under my arm and the contents safely away from pickpockets. Instead of a button for the tab I used some magnetic snap closures for an easier fastening. With very few pattern pieces, the bag comes together in an hour or two and the instructions are really clear. I reckon I've got another few of these in me, they'll make good Christmas gifts in some more wintery fabrics.
And now you get a few of my Lisbon photos, so look away now if other peoples holiday snaps bore you! I would really recommend Lisbon as a city break for anyone who hasn't been, it's so pretty and has great food and wine.