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Lucy Recycled Flour Sack Dress with Slight Imperfections

Lucy Recycled Flour Sack Dress with Slight Imperfections

4 total reviews

Regular price $76.00 USD
Regular price $127.00 USD Sale price $76.00 USD
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Handsewn in Ghana by Betty from recycled flour sacks; a soft cotton dress with a lightweight texture. Fully lined dress.

  • Back strap detail and side button closure with recycled buttons.
  • Hourglass silhouette with pleated skirt.
  • Just above knee length. 
  • And yes, pockets!

*These dresses have slight imperfections like small dye spots and missed stitches or small holes from their previous life as a flour sack. These are final sale and can not be returned or exchanged.

 

 

Materials

This dress is made entirely out of recycled flour sacks purchased from local markets in Ghana. The faded label of the sack is on the front and back of the skirt.

Production

Sewn by Betty and her small team in her workshop in Ghana (in Western Africa). Purchase of this garment helps fund her small business.

Finished Garment Measurements

xs - Bust 33, Waist 26, Length of Skirt 20

s - Bust 35, Waist 28, Length of Skirt 20 1/2

m - Bust 37, Waist 30, Length of Skirt 21

l - Bust 40, Waist 33, Length of Skirt 21 1/2

xl - Bust 43, Waist 36, Length of Skirt 22 

2xl - Bust 45, Waist 39, Length of Skirt 22 1/2

3xl - Bust 48, Waist 42, Length of Skirt 23

4xl - Bust 51, Waist 45, Length of Skirt 23 1/2

Please note dresses are intended to be fitted and do not stretch, if you are between sizes, size up (it is also easy to move the buttons over if the dress is too large).

*Each dress is cut and sewn individually, so sizes vary slightly. If you add your bust and waist measurement to the comments of your order and your preference of a loose or tight fit we will try to select the best dress for you.

Care Instructions

Machine wash in cold water on gentle cycle. Line dry or lay flat to dry.  No bleach. Iron on medium heat when needed. Softens even more with wear.

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Reviewed by CMF
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Quality

16 buttons to fasten and unfasten is worth it for the quality of the dress. I love the pockets. I bought the small knowing it would be snug, and it is as expected. The color is beautiful and transferred in the first wash to all the lights and whites I washed it with. I hung it to dry and it is still Lavender, and my daughter is so happy her light blue underwear turned purple. I want women to have jobs that pay a living wage. If what I read about this company is accurate, I am happy to have contributed, a tiny amount towards that. I do really love the dress.

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Reviewed by Martin T.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 3 out of 5
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Beautiful dress

I was so excited about this dress. When I got it it fit pretty true to size except the shoulder straps we're really short and I have to get it altered in order to actually wear it, the chest pleats were way too high on my boobs.

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Reviewed by Sage M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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I simply must be taken to tea

I love this dress. I put it on out of the bag and I have yet to discover the imperfections (perhaps it is some loose threads which I've trimmed). I put it on and videocalled my closest friend immediately. It is so delicate and intricate without being too fancy to wear out. I feel I could go to a wedding or the beach (beach wedding?). The pockets in the stiff fabric which can actually support my giant phone are really cake. My partner, my friend, and I all agree: in this dress, you simply must be taken to tea.

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Reviewed by Meredith A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Lucy Dress

Very cute and fun. Didn’t notice the imperfections. It’s a bit short If you are long waisted. True to size. Buttons are a bit of a challenge. Overall a cute dress

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