Thursday, May 16, 2019

A Little Vintage Feedsack for a Little Nightie

This vintage feedsack scrap came in the box from Laura - all the sky-blue and coral polka dots, pretty roses, and yet not at all dainty or saccharine. I paired it with this pale blue striped cotton because I do really like light colors in sleep clothes, especially summer ones. 




I was thrilled to find the perfect coral bias tape in my stash, so I used it inside and outside the bodice. The buttons are Beatrix Potter. (side note: I have always adored the name "Jemima Puddleduck" and thought she must have a delightful story, but recently found the book in our Little Free Library and was in for a nasty surprise as the fox gets after her. I'm going to put it out of my mind and think instead on her lovely name.) 



Unfortunately, the age of the feedsack scrap means that it's not holding its seams very well.  I may be patching it up a few times, but it's worth it for Phoebe's pleasure in the nightie and my pleasure in the colors together. She's such a dear.

13 comments:

Jennifer Jo said...

Those toes poking out the back in that last photo!!!

Becky said...

What a sweet nightgown! I love those Beatrix Potter buttons.

Christy said...

So cute as all get out. These youngers: our pride and joy!

e said...

How utterly charming! Both the nightie and the delightful girl...

Nancy @ Little Homestead In Boise said...

Oh how sweet! I have 2 quilts my grandma made from flour sacks

jenny_o said...

Adorable! (both girlie and nightie!) I love those colours together. And I agree, for summer it's light coloured clothing here as much as possible.

Cheryl | TimeToCraft said...

Such an adorable nightie. I'm fascinated by the idea of using flour sack fabric. I agree that Jemima is a pretty name, but not a wise bird.

Margo said...

Jennifer, I KNOW!! This is not the first time I've taken and posted pictures of those piggies!

Lisa said...

Margo, when I read this post, I was convicted - it takes me forever to get anything sewn because I always put housework first. And so, I don't get to it! But you are so productive. I remember that years ago you said you don't do housework, but I can't imagine that Margo is living in a filthy house, so you just have a different balance of your time than I seem to - anyway, yesterday I pinned up my quilt layers in the morning before I did anything else. May this new plan continue! :)

Lisa said...

Oh - really cute nightgown, by the way. ;)

Margo said...

Lisa, I always put cooking and laundry before sewing :) but not cleaning. My big kids do the regular weekly cleaning (PRAISE GOD). I've also been guided by Anna at PleasantView who said she grabs a few minutes here and there to just sew one seam. So I nibble away at projects as I can (not pinning a quilt - that's a big job that requires a chunk of time!!). And also, my BFF said sometimes you just *have* to prioritize your creative outlet because the housework is endless! I like outer order for inner calm, but if the filth isn't too visible, I carry on. I wish you the best as you ride the wave of inspiration and new priorities!

Lisa said...

:) Thank you. (yes, the housework is endless...)

BLD in MT said...

"I like outer order for inner calm, but if the filth isn't too visible, I carry on."

Goodness me I love your style.

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