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Feedsack dresses

Va-Voom Vintage: The Feed Sack Dress--my sisters have stories about the feed sack dresses that were made for them.

Some sacks even came with instructions and suggestions printed right on them — in washable ink, of course.

1930s Flour Sacks Featured Colorful Patterns For Women To Make Dresses

Mothers and young women sewed lovely dresses from feedsacks in the 40s.  It was an early way of practicing what we now call "repurposing."

No choice ---"Mothers and young women sewed lovely dresses from feedsacks in the It was an early way of practicing what we now call "repurposing.

Flour sacks - Mama made me shorts and halters for the summer time

Flour sacks - printed with patterns so the bags could be reused to make clothes

make do and mend, re-making clothes, 1940s rationing, 40s fashion

make do and mend, re-making clothes, rationing, fashion vintage history style sewing pattern ideas retro reproductions recycle men's suit into women's skirt shirt jacket

1940s, re-cut and re-cycle - make do and mend, how to cut garments from men's shirts

re-cut and re-cycle - make do and mend, how to cut garments from men's shirts

Ms Bags cuts a fine figure

Vintage Book Feedsack Flour Sugar Sack Thrifty Thrills w Cotton Bags Era

1940's cotton flour sack fabric

Lot of six vintage 1940's cotton flour sack fabric

As the Great Depression gave way to World War II, families extended out this commitment to ingenuity and thriftiness, and sack dresses became something not just for the impoverished families, but everyone.

feedsack dresses, national geographic, 1947 instructions from chicken feed sack

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