I love Amy Butler. Her fabrics are gorgeous, her books so inspiring. But her patterns...that is where we part ways, most of the time. My daughter wanted an Amy Butler diaper bag for her new baby. She had purchased the book "little stitches for little ones" about 4 years ago, when it first came out. Her first baby was a bit too old for some of the stuff, but it is a beautiful book, so she thought perhaps for other babies, or gifts etc.
But when my daughter asked, I thought, okay, time to get back on that horse. This time I will do it right and follow all the directions carefully, no matter how long it takes. Oh. My. Goodness. I used a fabric the daughter had that she loved, Inspirations by Terrie Mangat for Free Spirit, and bought the lining, a Kona cotton, I think the color was Orange, at an end of bolt sale at the local quilt shop. The batting and stabilizer etc. was pretty pricy since it took so much. $29 for all of it. I had a magnetic snap closure on hand. So I spent one afternoon cutting out the pieces, and then quit for a week