Childs Flannel Jacket Undershirt Primitive Spring Gathering
This next offering will grace any Shaker Peg rack in style and lends a fresh spring or summer theme. I decided to get a little creative here to enhance two pieces of child’s clothing that lend a soft buttermilk color.
The child’s jacket was fashioned from soft, cotton flannel material that has decorative trim sporting a gentle sateen cast. Two pockets were added, one using an old seed label from the “Henderson Seed Company” that has been reproduced while the other pocket possesses aged fabric backed on warm and natural with mustard homespun just behind it. A pair of wee baskets lazily hang from the front while hand stitched “X’s” enhance the top. Sweet Annie, preserved flax and a dark chocolate brown pod were inserted in the pocket opening to add color and interest. Both pockets were all stitched by hand using old cotton thread.
A deep amber gourd acts as a necklace for the jacket and a pod necklace accents the undershirt. There are several tiny stains on the ribbed undershirt (both front and back areas) as shown in images 14 through 18 but do not seem to detract from the overall look. The reinforced edges of the undershirt are missing in some areas from being worn but are hard to detect. Both pieces of child’s clothing are in overall good condition as they lack holes, tears and no offensive odors are present either.
Harry was able to custom make wire hangers for both textiles and they turned out great! The jacket sports a nifty wrapped wire hanger that lends a rustic look as shown in image 20. I used two tiny clothespins to hold the undershirt in place so it stays put on the hanger. This set of child’s clothing will also enhance a laundry room placed near a washtub with a clothesline overhead lending charming results that will keep you happy while doing an arduous chore. (If anyone knows where all of the missing socks went, please advise)! Enjoy!
Child’s Jacket overall height is 12” (including the hanger measurement), jacket itself is 9 ¾” tall, measures 10” across (draped shoulder area) and measures 19” across (arms stretched out, cuff to cuff). Undershirt overall height is 13” (including hanger measurement), shirt itself is 9 ¼” tall, measures 8 ½” across the widest point middle and bottom (right to left) and the top area (hanger) measures 6” across.
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