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Feedsack Dress

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A Farm Dress Made Out of Feed Bags

About the Model

Life on the farm in America in the 1920s and 1930s was difficult. Nothing went to waste. Women took what they had: feedsacks and flour bags, and transformed them into dresses, underwear, towels, curtains, quilts, and other household necessities.


Arts + Humanities


frugal, farm, hard work, 1920, 1930, America, farmland, creativity, fashion, feed sack, recycle, WWII, thrift, Mrs. G. R. (Dorothy) Overall, sewing, Cotton Bag Sewing Contest, National Cotton Council, Textile Bag Manufactureres Association, cotton, flowers, agriculture, textiles, american history, social studies, women, woman, threads


Apr 20 2022