Friday, May 14, 2010

Sewing in the Days of Feedsacks

I got this little booklet from an elderly lady and only the other day got around to looking at it. This is SO cool. I can imagine that farming ladies would have been delighted to get this free fabric and be able to put it to good use.

It says that if you have 100 chickens and 2 cows and 5 hogs you could get 24 yards of fabric every month! And, for example, that would be enough for six dresses! And if you had a few children, then by switching things around everybody could have something new every once in a while. The booklet goes on to share men's and children's patterns.

The paper is kind of yellowish and the printing isn't very dark, but, hopefully, if you click on the picture you can read some of it. I tried to tweak the scanner to get the best possible picture.

Simplicity Pattern 4092 has a hot pad to go with the dress!!

This page gives the neat idea of making the basic dress and adding collar, cuffs, belts, bows or scarves.

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