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Made. Roman Holiday Bucket Bags.

Roman Holiday Bucket Bag, Rocking Dog

Roman Holiday Bucket Bag

Rocking Dog has been busily sewing. Hot off the press are some Roman Holiday Bucket Bags. The name for these bags came from the fabric I used for these creations, “Roman Holiday” by Mulberry. This iconic company were no doubt inspired to design this fabric to pay homage to the 1953 film of the same name, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The 1950’s saw beautiful bold prints in cheery colours. These were used for full skirted cotton dresses, duster coats and for home furnishings. After the years of wartime austerity these fabrics must literally have been a breath of fresh air!

This modern Mulberry material utilises bold print and imagery which harks back to joyous 50’s print. My fabric bolt was originally destined to be made into a blind, a Roman one of course! However, I am continuing to try and scale down my material mountain and decided this particular fabric would make great bags to take essentials to the beach. Lined with a contrasting medium weight gingham, and with Petersham ribbon shoulder straps they are totally unique and made from my own Rocking Dog pattern.

Packed with sunglasses, sun cream, Kindle (or book), edibles & drinkables, and sarong you’ll be ready to hit the beach!

Getting Started, Rocking Dog

Getting Started

Ready To Hit The Beach. Rocking Dog

Ready To Hit The Beach.

Travel Label, Rocking Dog

Travel Label

Road To Rome, Rocking Dog

Road To Rome

Roman Ruins, Rocking Dog

Roman Ruins

1950's Roman Coach Trip, Rocking Dog

1950’s Roman Coach Trip