The original bag pattern I used had an inset bottom. Thankfully, the lovely Liz mentioned this pattern in a comment--one with a nice, easy boxy bottom.
This is so light and shimmery--I just love seeing it. It came out much better than I thought, as I really thought I'd make a terrible mess of the lace because I was just so over it.
It's not crooked, there's just nothing in it to fill it out, and I took a chance on some interfacing that was a wee bit flimsier than usual so it's got a mild case of the flop. It made the top much easier to get onto the frame as I didn't have to fight it so hard, though.
I took my time with stitching the casing and marking and measuring, as I can't imagine the new naughty words I'd have invented if I had to rip out stitches from lace. I don't know if a stitch in time saved nine of anything, unless it was years from my life as it slid right in.
This matches my dress just right, and makes me almost excited to wear it. Almost. I'm a jeans girl through and through, and don't know if I'll ever look forward to dressing up.
I have a couple of diaper bags and a finished pair of socks to show you. My afghan is growing, and I've got a shawl on the needles in some of my fancy new yarn. My sister said to me "I don't know how you can work so much! I'd go crazy!" Which is funny, because obviously this isn't work. Amiright?