Feedsack Fabric, Dresses & Kit Kittredge – NaJuPicMo
Suzannah has become interested in the American Girl dolls, especially since we saw the Kit Kittredge movie. And, because she is Suzannah, wearer of dresses, she wants to wear the calico and feedsack dresses of the depression era. Can love for certain kinds of fabric be genetic? I remember long talks with M. about what colors of fabric we liked. We liked very similar things when we’d go to antique shops. We liked shabby stuff before it was chic to like shabby stuff. We liked orange and robin’s egg blue. So, after the movie, when Suzannah mentioned wanting about ‘100 dresses like Kit and her friends’ I had a real sense of continutity between us three generations of girls. It’s all come together over fabric of all things.
So, now I’m on the hunt for patterns to make Suzannah dresses like this. It’s funny, I thouht it would be a simple task. I’d find something on ebay or at one of the many cool online fabric shops I drool over. But, nothing yet. But I have the fabric all ready to go…she wanted the first one to be aqua…
…the last one on the right. My personal faves are the two orange ones.
If anyone knows how to get ahold of patterns for dresses like these…please let me know! They don’t have to be authentically vintage.
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