Did it look like the photo/drawing of the pattern once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it does look even better.
Are the instructions good? They are very simple. The pattern has pleats and is sewn in a curve so it's not a total beginner project. However is a small project perfect to start and practice those skills.
Did you make any alterations or modifications?Yes, I didn't sew velcro and created a little tab for button hole/button instead.
What would you do different? I could make some of the segments larger to fit different objects on next projects. The bias get lost as I used same fabric soI would use contrasting fabrics for it.
Not for sewist only, this is a great little project for an office secret santa. Who doesn't want a cute place to put pens?