If I had to do.it different, I would sew the body, zipper and strip and THEN gather the hammock end: strip, zipper and all. Sewing it up the way I did tends to shorten one side, turning it into a wall... (the footbox does the same thing....)
And, no tears were shed in the making of the beast. Do a search on son of beast... divab posted some pics of the next version. I made 3 of those.... thank goodness I didn't sell them... I could never make a living sewing hammocks!
"Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda