These are two bags I made last week from the L2 Bag Pattern from Sewing Workshop. The first took a while, but the second was quite quick. I used upholstry weight fabric for both.
I did modify the pattern - I did not like the gussett that is added to the sides. It seem much too big for the bag. So on the purple brocade, I left the gusset off. Of course, that helps to decrease sewing time!!!!
I also made a bit more elaborate pockets than the pattern called for, but I like a nice full and long pocket so I can find things.
I really liked the pattern, it was easy to make, and it is a HUGE bag - I mean huge. You can carry your life in this bag.
I intend to make these as gifts for the Holidays. I have two cut out from Alexander Henry's FRIDA'S GARDEN. I also reduced it by half and am in process with a 40's barkcloth fabric that I bought at a flea in Massachusetts a few years ago.