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Tropical feedsack dress

Jun 28, 2011 in Sewing


I made a new dress! The fabric is a feedsack that I’m guessing is from the 40s, and it’s just amazing. There were a lot of rips and stains on it so I had to do a lot of piecing together.

The pattern I used was Simplicity 1435 if someone is interested, though I only used it for the bodice.

I love this dress so much, I honestly think it’s one of the most fantastic dresses I’ve seen. I’ve never seen a feedsack print I liked better, and it matches my huge flower earrings-I-tend-to-use-as-dress-clips so perfectly.