I can't figure out what's making me unhappy. I like the shape. I like the style. I freaking LOVE the fabric. But something about this bag doesn't make me happy, either. It's so hard for me to quantify things. WHY does this bag make me unhappy? I'm not even sure. Maybe it needs a gusset? I hate when bags are too small at the top, but I like when they taper. A gusset would help. AND it's slightly too big, the inside is about three inches smaller than the outside, how does that even happen? OK, probably because I'm not the greatest measure-er in the world, but I'm not the worst, either. Though you'd never know it from this bag!!
Sigh. So, I will start the new year off with my seam ripper, because I really love this fabric and I want this bag to make me happy. What I'm going to do is add a gusset (thats when the bag doesn't just have a back and a front that are sewn together, but a middle part, too, that is the bottom and sides), and then make the outside smaller so it matches the inside. I put in a snap closure and a big pocket on the inside, too. I'll take pics next time.