"1930s Flour Sacks Featured Colorful Patterns For Women To Make Dresses - When flour manufacturers saw women turning their flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths, and more, they started packing their flour in pretty patterns. Families greatly appreciated this, as times were very hard." https://www.littlethings.com/flour-sack-dresses and https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1105750 - Also https://blog.etsy.com/en/feed-sacks-a-sustainable-fabric-history/ (Etsy link via Spidra)
O HAI rabbit hole!· Catherine 3
Whenever I'd read in old books about flour sack or feedsack dresses, I always pictured brown burlap with black printing (not quite like https://ultimateilovelucy.fandom.com/wiki/Lucy_Gets_a_Paris_Gown - or this! https://www.vintag.es/2014/06/marilyn-monroe-and-potato-sack-dress.html - but you get the idea). I only learned about the real thing a few years ago.· bentley 3
Wow!· orgmonkey. I keep receipts.
Flour sacks came up in conversation today over lunch. We were talking about quilts.· The Common Masked Jill 1
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