1930s Red Floral Cotton & Eyelet Feed Sack Dress
Most people equate feed sack dresses with the Depression, however, women began sewing with these colorful cotton sacks in 1925 and continued to do so long after World War II.
During the 1940s and following the war, using feed sacks for sewing was considered patriotic as well as economical. It took 3 matching sacks to make one woman's dress. By 1942, an estimated 3 million women and children of all income levels were wearing feed sack garments.
This dress is a fantastic example of the beauty of feed sack garments. Its vibrant colors and darling pattern make it easy to see why women loved them. Dress fastens up the front with three white plastic buttons and has a patch pocket trimmed in white eyelet. The same eyelet trim edges the shoulders. Dress comes with its original belt with a white plastic buckle.
Best fits a size Small. (See note below)
** A note about the measurements of this garment: There are no side openings on this piece. The buttons are the only opening. However, this dress does not unbutton to the waist. The bottom button opens 3" above the waist, which means your shoulders and bust must be able to fit through the 30" waist in order to get this over your head. It is meant to be worn loose and then belted at the waist. **
Total Length: 45"
Dress has one tiny spot on the eyelet, which will probably wash out.
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