Patterns for Kit’s Feedsack Dress
I have been on a mission to find the holy grail of a pattern for a Kit Kittredge dress for Zannie. There have been many that I’ve liked and Shea directed me to beautiful vintage dresses. Anyway, here is a sample of patterns I’ve found that may help you out if you are in the same boat as I am; needing to make one of these dresses and not a clue where to start. Here’s what I’ve found so far. (By the way, a real seamstress could make a nice little chunk of change making these dresses and selling them on ebay…)
This is Project Runway’s line of patterns for Simplicity (#2986) It starts at size AA 8 and goes up, but I think if you’re an experienced sewer, you can cut the pattern to fit a smaller size. I particularly liked the detailing options on this pattern, particularly the sleeves and the trim at the neckline. I think the feedsack and calico fabrics are going to look fabulous worked up in this pattern. I think you could put in a faux belt if you wanted mid-way or you could do it drop waist also.
This is Simplicity (#2878 ) and I bought it for the neckline detailing alone. Those flaps, fastened down with black buttons were screaming out to me! I think for 1930’s styling, the bodice is too nipped in, but the piping and the small print on the example here made me buy it. (That and Simplicity patterns were 40% off right now)
This is a very sweet and cute pattern, and I’m not sure I’ll use it, but I do like the sleeves on this and I think you could customize it all over the place. I think it’s too pleated for 1930’s, but it’s all about what you like personally, right?
I ended up buying more yardage as well because the fabric is irresistable to me. Here are companies that are making reproduction feedsack fabrics and modern takes on vintage fabrics. Enjoy!
Please, let me know how you all do and if you make a Kit inspired dress, please send me a photo!!