Well friends, I did it. With the help of Julia/Red Rainboots Handmade and the SewTogether Bag Sewalong, I made the infamous SewTogether Bag, a pattern by Michelle/SewDemented. I'd long been shy of it - all those zippers, the very unique shape, those curved handles - so much to be intimidated by. And yes, it was challenging, but oh so doable, especially with Julia holding my hand with her awesome videos of every step. I'm glad I took the plunge.
As planned, I used Lee Heinrich's Perfect Geese template to make my own bag front. And I veered off ever so slightly from my original fabric pull after I made an error in cutting. So my bag's lining became a different Carolyn Friedlander low-volume print (5th goose from the left on the front, rather than the 3rd).
All my zips were from Zipit Zippers - Mustard Yellow for the interior pockets and Slate Gray for the exterior. Zipit even has a special bundle where you can mix and match your zips for the SewTogether Bag - how handy is that? Anyway, I want to mention that the step pictured below was one I was afraid of but I shouldn't have been. It went together so nicely.