Here’s Ruthie’s sundress under construction. The fabric I’m using is from an old feedsack. I got it on Etsy. I like that it’s faded and has a few stains and tiny holes and worn spots here and there. It’s perfect for a prairie dog’s dress as it gets lots of wear and tear digging around in those burrows.
I’ve patterned the design after and actual old child’s dress that I found on Etsy. The dress is so sweet – made from old feedsacks with a yellow floral design. It has a bit of lace trim and mis-matched buttons all down the back. I can just picture mom – maybe during the Depression – making this sweet little dress for her daughter – such a poignant thought.
Anyway, in this photo I’m sewing the collar sections on. Then there will be the lining for the bodice which will finish the neck and back edges; sewing the side seams, finishing the armholes with self bias, and finally, the hem.