I have been making it through the week, and while the tennis final was on this afternoon I sat and did the hand stitching.
Most of it went together very well, though I found the directions for putting in the zip and doing the binding could have been better explained and additional pictures or diagrams would have helped. I have been thinking about it while stitching and think I may have worked out a better way. Now I will have to make another to test it out. My zip must be wrong at one end as it doesnt open as well as the pic on the pattern. Still, I am happy with it overall.