I snapped this photo of Dolores in one of her contemplative moods. I wonder what she was thinking about? I got her a new outfit last week, a vintage two piece sailor inspired sweater set in the most beautiful royal blue that perfectly matches her anchor heels. The interesting thing about royal blue is that it seems to compliment my barkcloth bags so well, no matter what color they are. The USN sea bag is a new addition as well. Dolores came with her own plastic pillar to sit on. I had the idea to buy a sea bag and put the pillar inside, so it would look like Dolores is waiting to meet her sailor, and using his duffle bag as a seat.
Yesterday I took a bit of my luscious purple barkcloth, and by marking lines on the fabric and cutting as I went along, I came up with this little messenger bag. I wasn’t sure what the bag would look like until it was done, and it ended up being a fold over style, with lots of room in the main compartment, and an extra pocket too. I used some army surplus webbing for the strap, and a big green vintage button to finish the bag off.
A magnetic snap keeps the two sides together.
Now Dolores can wait for that sailor of hers in style. I haven’t had the heart to tell her that he is on backorder at the mannequin factory.
For the finishing touch to this post, here’s a little Frank Sinatra. I hope Dolores likes it.