The day after I announced to anyone who would listen that I will not do custom commissions, my good friend ask if I would make her a custom bag for her upcoming trip. Of course it had to be a very involved pattern with lots of changes! But I have learned a few new tricks and overcame a few aversions. I am actually very proud of this project and glad that I was spurred on.
I really like the gussets up the sides. The bottom is an upholstery fabric remnant
I found at JoAnns and the sides are commercial cotton.
It has an recessed zipper. That was my number one fear...I have not done a zipper since high school Home Ec. The inside is a prom dress I cut up and a remnant of gold lame.