Every time I wear this dress it takes me back to the history of 1920s where women used to improvise everything and throw nothing because of high poverty rate that time. They say “Life on America’s farms in the 1920s and 1930s meant hard work and frugal habits. Farm families were used to “making do” with what they had, wasting nothing that could be recycled or reused. With feed sacks and flour bags, farm-women took thriftiness to new heights of creativity, transforming the humble bags into dresses, underwear, towels, curtains, quilts, and other household necessities.” the ability of these women to make dresses out of cotton sacks and blankets is amazing.
Most of the times back in the past and also present, brilliant ideas and inventions were born in difficult circumstances, something triggered the inventions and brilliant ideas, The Need, like the above true story.
This dress reminds me of the far we’ve come as humanity and helps me appreciate our inventions, technology and dynamic world of fashion today. Having said that I can’t deny the fact that this dress is so stylish and fashionable at the same time even though the making do was done in 1920s.
Everything is valuable in this world never underestimate anything. Even the most despised thing can be of high value to someone. With time I have learnt to appreciate things.
Back to the dress, it is cotton feed sack material dress with some silver decorations on the shoulders making it pilot like design. I choose to put a big-holed belt on my lower waist to make it more stylish, with brown stockins and light brown boyfriend shoes just to add gist to the outfit.
Love n love.
Dress – Moi avenue in a salon from a certain mama taking them round
Shoes- thrifted somewhere in Kasarani
Belt – My wardrobe
Stockins – bata