What are you most proud of? As always I feel very proud when the person the handbag is for absolutely loves it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Initially I didn't add any interfacing to this bag but I then opened it up and added a thick interfacing to the band at the top and an extra piece of fabric (like a canvas) to make that part of the bag firmer and I then added an additional layer of lining fabric (similar to the fabric Brett used) to give it more structure. The pleats were hard to get right at first when I was trying to make them all exactly the same but then I did them by freehand and it worked out brilliantly.