Thanks all for answering my query about pannier and sacques. That's what I thought... I was just hoping I was wrong. Still, perhaps a small pannier won't be too bad.
I've already tried pocket hoops and didn't like them. I also want to avoid the issues Kendra had with the whole hip-waist ratio thing (her saga) so I think I want to go with a full hooped pannier. Besides they would be cool for display.
I'm feeling far to lazy to scale up a pattern so I will use the new Simplicity pattern as my base. I'll have to size it down a bit but the shape looks right. I also have Hunnisett for directions and modifications if I need them. *hugs Hunnisett books*
So I just have to wait on a pattern sale...