Murphy Sheehy is a unique specialist fabric shop established in the 1940s. Three generations later the same family provides an expert service in the heart of Dublin city’s fashion district, Castle Market.
As of now, I haven’t purchased the designer material for the bag. Nonetheless, I hope to rectify that during the course of the weekend. I’ve already started on the lining, which is made of very serviceable calico.
I cut out a large shape of a bag with inbuilt shoulder handles on a thick piece of paper. It’s shaped like the bodice of a dress with straps. It’s very simple pattern. I then placed the bag shape on top of cream coloured calico material, and cut it into the shape of the paper pattern. I then proceeded to tack the appropriate edges. I’m still in the process of tacking.
A hint: Whenever you buy fabric make sure that the assistant does not cut the material the whole way through with a scissors. Instead ask assistant to tear material with hands after first incision has been made with scissors. Also make sure that the assistant does not go against the grain of material. Disastrous and unprofessional if that happens.