Thursday, May 13, 2010

Homespun Sweetness on a Rainy Afternoon

So, I was lucky enough to get a lot of six 1930s to 1940s feedsack dresses recently and since it has been raining off and on for a few days now, I've decided to set about giving them a little TLC before I put them in the shop.  The first one was listed yesterday and it sold in a matter of seconds, which makes me so happy that I am not the only one who sees there's something so special and sweet about vintage feedsack dresses.  The most pristine of the bunch is currently listed.  Four more to come.  With their darling striped, floral, and gingham patterns and, in the case of three of the six in this lot, with their rather endearing little "beauty marks" in the form of worn rickrack, uneven stitches, homespun patches and repairs, they have so much character and humble sweetness.







Perfect music: Kathleen Edwards

10 comments:

Carys said...

So lovely!!! The little imperfections make them so beautiful, and such a part of history in a way that a mass-produced garment never can be.
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Pixie Drive-In said...

I've always wanted a dress like that. So unique and personal. I'm sure each has a story behind it.

Bug said...

Wow, what a great little bunch of dresses. I've always wanted a sack dress. I also appreciate the imperfect details and history of these clothes. Lovely.

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Miss Matilda said...

wow!

Tess said...

Gaaasp! I just went into your sold items to see this perfect feedsack dress that sold. Yes yes it is sooo perfect! You lucky gal. I wouldn't have been able to part with it.

Maggi said...

How fun, they are too sweet!

Bella said...

So sweet. I love their simplicity.

BaronessVonVintage said...

Carys, Pixie, Bug: I couldn't agree more. The imperfections, the history = exactly why I think they are so wonderful, too!

Tess: I did love that first one, too, but I just don't think it was ME. At least that's what I had to tell myself when listing it: every day is an exercise in restraint. ;)

Miss Matilda, Maggie, Bella: thanks, gals! It really is neat when you can come across a sweet little cache of these! I'm hoping this bodes well for this summer when flea market season gets into full swing around here. This is my first year scoping out vintage here, so fingers crossed there are other little barns and houses with similar storehouses of feedsack dresses just waiting to be discovered!!

Miss Matilda said...

Here's to many more finds for your wonderful treasure trove of a shop xx

BaronessVonVintage said...

Awwww, you are the sweetest, Miss Matilda!! xoxo