Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Homespun Dress

The Homespun Dress by Carrie Belle Sinclair (Text)


  1. Thanks for posting this. Many people in the north and west, and mid west, have southern roots. The southerns play a large part in the settlement of the northern and western areas. They were strong and innovative, posessing a deep love for the Bible and its principles. Many churches across the nation and the world were established by Southerns. The military has a large population of Southern men, and it is partly due to them that the gospel was spread overseas during wartime.

    During the war on the South, the North created a blockade, so that goods and products could not enter the South. The Southern women used trims to cover worn out seams, and dyed their worn out dresses, creating their own fashion. It became out of fashion to wear something new, as the trent became so prevalent to patch and cover the thin, worn out fabrics.

  2. What a beautiful poem that is - and very well read by a fine Southern Lady. Lisa Meyer put that poem to music in her album "Voices Hushed and Still". You can hear a clip of that song here: Lisa Meyer. Her entire album is filled with inspiring Southern songs sung with her beautiful voice.

    Thanks for a great blog!

    Stephen Clay McGehee