I made my son's first as a test, since I was concerned that it would turn out weird. The only measurement I didn't shrink by 25% was the straps because I thought they would be too short, so I shrunk them by about 10% and I regret it. The full 25% was perfect when I made my daughter's bag.
My favorite thing about the pattern is the interior, and I think the pockets will be great for my kids.
My daughter loves green, which is probably my least favorite color and I hardly have any in my stash. I ended up picking up some Kona clover for the lining (which I forgot to take a picture of) since I didn't put much green on the exterior.
These will go under the Christmas tree along with a couple of wide open zippered pouches that I made today. My machine is now put away until after Christmas so I don't accidentally start any new projects :)