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1930s Style Dress {Dress Parade: Feedsack Flowers}

Added Feb 16, 2011

by thefabledneedle

Los Angeles, Cal...






2 darling 1930s feedsacks have been, quite desperately, calling out my name — no longer content to sit neatly folded in my stash. So here they are, in dress form! I didn’t know how the frock would turn out but I rather like it!

I used New Look pattern 6889. The end result looks much different from the illustrations. I was after a vintage-style dress that had the comfort and ease (ease in terms of slipping it on with no closures!) of a modern one.

Please visit my blog, The Fabled Needle, for detail photos and more info about how I modified this pattern.

Material Notes

cotton feedsack, cotton/silk voile, mother of pearl




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends, Silk

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    Jun 18, 2011, 03.52 PMby MissMonty

    This dress reminds me of why I started sewing. It is divine! I want this dress SO badly, I am going to try to make it now.

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      Jun 21, 2011, 04.24 AMby thefabledneedle

      Aw, thanks MissMonty! I’m glad it has inspired you!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 04.55 PMby pampula

    This is very very pretty dress!!:)

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    Feb 18, 2011, 03.15 AMby aluckmann

    I love that the fabric is from a feedsack! I would have never seen the potential in the McCall’s pattern, you made something much lovelier than the pattern. Just wonderful.

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      Feb 20, 2011, 08.05 PMby thefabledneedle

      thank you so much – i enjoyed making something cute from a pattern with potential frumpiness!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 08.40 PMby keetchick

    Turned out awesome! I wish I had some cute printed feed sacks laying around…

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    Feb 17, 2011, 05.50 PMby redslippers

    such a great interpretation of this pattern

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    Feb 17, 2011, 01.33 PMby farahajh

    I LOVE your dress, so lovely! I think it just may inspire me to make something similar!

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      Feb 20, 2011, 08.06 PMby thefabledneedle

      thank you! i’m glad to be able to inspire anyone, even just a little!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 01.12 PMby icecjan


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    Feb 17, 2011, 08.13 AMby sarsaparilla

    Gorgeous dress! I love the colour, and the collar is very cute ;)

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      Feb 20, 2011, 08.07 PMby thefabledneedle

      thanks! i think the collar really helps to transform this dress :D

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    Feb 17, 2011, 07.19 AMby aggelicat .)

    great work!!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 05.47 AMby topsi89

    Super cute! Looks great!

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    Feb 17, 2011, 04.18 AMby eddalind

    very nice! I really like the fabric

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      Feb 17, 2011, 04.26 AMby thefabledneedle

      Thank you – I love the fabric too! I really lucked out with these.

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    Feb 17, 2011, 01.31 AMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    I went to your blog and love all the details. Such a pretty, fun dress.

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      Feb 17, 2011, 04.26 AMby thefabledneedle

      Thanks! And thank you for stopping by my blog :)

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    Feb 16, 2011, 11.41 PMby dilshadburman

    LOVE it! The collar is a beautiful addition!

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