My Great Grandmother Martha Jane probably never owned a Silk Finished Messaline dress and more than likely she didn't order remnants even with the PrePay Postage and the unheard of inclusion of 2 1/2 yards of SILK in each Remnant Bundle for $1.00. What she probably did was study every picture and page of this W. and H. Walker mail order catalog and then shopped the local Texas Mercantile for cotton yardage that would make three dresses for her, Stella and Ella. Stella was my grandmother, and in 1917 she probably wished for the '3 for $1.39' dresses.
I am my Great Grandmother Martha Jane's 'Remnant Collecting Granddaughter'.
And like Martha Jane, I am a 'Picky Remnant Collector'
with 100 percent Cottons being my #One Choice.
The Remnant Shelf is the first place I head these days at my local fabric store.
It's not that I really NEED these wrapped bundles....I just really love the way they look in my
Sewing Room and the Basket that reminds me of my Great Grandmother.
Besides, much like in 1917, these bundles are a bargin even without the
2 1/2 yards of SILK!
BTW Suzanne...I thought of you...can you can guess which Remnant it was?