Thirties Feedsack Mystery Dress

Grace didn’t wander away on her own, thought Kit. Someone took her!

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Thirties Feedsack Mystery Dress

Grace didn't wander away on her own, thought Kit. Someone took her!
Price: $36.00

Thirties Feedsack Mystery Dress

$36.00

Grace didn’t wander away on her own, thought Kit. Someone took her!

by Joni Lynn
for Kindred Thread Signature

Missing Grace CoverAs you well know by now, we here at Kindred Thread have a fascination with the illustrations for American Girl’s historical books, particularly the clothing worn in those illustrations that represent outfits AG never produced. I think given an infinite supply of both time and fabric, we would eventually produce every one of them. We are gradually taking bites of that particular apple with our Signature collection, and I am proud to present the latest addition to this line: Thirties Feedsack Mystery Dress.

Despite Kit’s oddly grumpy facial expression (really, illustrators?) the dress itself is darling, and a classic example of 1930s styling. First I had to shop around for the right fabric – a real hardship for anyone as fabric-averse as me, let me tell you. (Wink!) I settled on a lovely print from Windham Fabrics, featuring white daisies with yellow and green centers on a bright lavender field.

The dress is constructed in classic 1930s style, with a four-gore skirt and short puffed sleeves. The little Peter Pan collar is finished with white piping to match the book illustration (many thanks to Meg for posting a mini piping tutorial many moons ago, now I’m hooked). The bodice front features a faux placket effect accented with wee purple buttons. The waistband of the dress is cut on the bias – a common sewing trick commonly used in the 1930s to make the most of limited amounts of fabric.

Kit’s dress fastens in the back with extra-soft velcro, the kind that’s safer for dolly hair and tights. All interior seams are serged for durability. Tie back her blond hair with a length of cheery yellow ribbon and hope that her beloved doggy turns up soon!

Please note that the listing is for the Thirties Feedsack Mystery Dress and Hair Bow only – the doll and any other accessories are not included. This dress is ready to order on an ongoing basis but may take up to two weeks to ship depending on existing inventory. Fits 18″ play dolls such as American Girl; we are not affiliated with American Girl or Mattel. Fabric and trim may vary slightly based on availability. Price includes FREE SHIPPING via first class mail to the United States and Canada. Intended for adult collectors.

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