Success! It really wasn't bad at all except for matching up those chevrons, which are somehow not straight. I am not a sewer who uses a lot of pins and I had to pin the heck out of this thing to make sure the stripes stayed put. But, I am completely and totally pleased with how it turned out and amazed at how straight my sewing lines have become. I'm super excited about it, actually. One of my 2012 goals was to become a more confident sewer, and I this project is certainly helping me on my way! I listed one in my shop (here) and I also found (on my trip to find backing fabric) a lovely black and white chain-link pattern that I want to make one out of. Hooray!
Now go stop by little nostalgia and congratulate Paige on her new look!