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Little Homestead in Boise: Flour Sack Dresses & Aprons, Rural Life in The 30's and 40's

Little Homestead in Boise: Flour Sack Dresses & Aprons, Rural Life in The 30's and 40's

Feed Sack Dresses | Flour Sack Dresses & Aprons, Rural Life in The 30's and 40's

Flour Sack Dresses & Aprons, Rural Life in The 30's and 40's

Old Photo 2 Women wearing Patterned Fabric Dresses Photograph vintage in…

1939. Kansas Wheat. When they realized women were using their sacks to make clothes for their children, the mills started using flowered fabric for their sacks so the kids would have pretty clothes. Pure kindness. The label would wash out."

Workers filling colorfully-printed flour sacks at Sunbonnet Sue flour mill. My maternal grandmother was married in a flour sack dress that her mother made for her.

Farmers Daughters Model Feed Bag Dresses Photographer:	Wallace Kirkland

The Pragmatic Manifesto

Flour sack dresses -- my mom said she wore these in high school.  She complained but I like them.

By the middle of the nineteenth century, it became more cost-effective for companies that shipped commodities like flour and animal feed in wooden barr .

Vintage Flour Sack Unopened  1950's fabric  by AStringorTwo, $6.00

Vintage Flour Sack- Unopened - 1950's fabric- Feedsack fabric - Cornflower Blue - Blue Willow

Vintage Flour Sack Unopened 1950's fabric by AStringorTwo, $6.00

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.

1948 Percy Kent Bag Co vintage Ad turning feed / flour sacks in dresses and aprons (great post-war upcycling!)

1948 - In the much more prosperous years after WWII, many American women kept the thrifty habits of the Depression. Percy Kent Bag Co vintage Ad turning feed / flour sacks in dresses and aprons

VTG COTTON FEEDSACK FABRIC ~ 10 Pcs EXC Kid's Novelty Scrap Bag Flour Sacks

VTG COTTON FEEDSACK FABRIC ~ 10 Pcs EXC Kid's Novelty Scrap Bag Flour Sacks

Miami & Miami Beach Winter Boom, February 1940

Miami Beach Fashion 1940 from LIFE magazine by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Feedsack dress

famous ”feed sack dress” - when the flour companies learned that the poor in the Dust Bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and clothing for children, they began selling their flour in decorative bags

1949 Ken-Print Flour and Feed sack dresses

Feed Sack Fashion: A Quaker Oats Dress, The Great Depression .

VTG COTTON FEEDSACK FABRIC ~ 10 Pcs EXC Cowboy Novelty Scrap Bag Flour Sacks

VTG COTTON FEEDSACK FABRIC ~ 10 Pcs EXC Cowboy Novelty Scrap Bag Flour Sacks

1936. Arvin Migratory farm worker's camp in Kern County, Calif.

Five Plus Pup: November "American River camp, Sacramento, California. Five children, aged two to seventeen years." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.

Did You Know: 1930s Flour Sacks Had Colorful Patterns for Women to Sew Dresses From ~ vintage everyday

Entire article, books, etc about feed sack dresses. "My 85 year old mom tells about wearing dresses made from feed sack material in the People think that sounds terribly quaint, but it was.

Mrs. Brown's grandchildren, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, 1935

Brown's grandchildren, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, Old Rag. Library of Congress.

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