So far this project has been going smoothly, so smoothly....that Murphy's Law came into play.
The sewer becomes cocky and neglects to hand baste, pin paste, or machine baste, resulting in a partially attached lining :(
Next, the second half of the outside zippers were added to the top gusset, but the zipper pulls were omitted! Then the seam ripper was used three more times, when sewing the vinyl bottom. With all the aggravation, the hard plastic insert was forgotten (I thought it would be the perfect pocket for it). Arrrrrgh! But, eventually the bag was completed...stay tuned for the final photos!