We continue to prepare for the pioneer trek. It is traditional to wear period-suggestive (not period authentic) clothing. We’re glad the pioneers were tough, but I am grateful for modern sewing machines, elastic and, when on the trail, tennis shoes.
Truly, the dressing up is part of the fun and really helps you get in the spirit.
Here is Daughter’s first complete outfit.
The shirt came from a yard sale, but it is Eddie Bauer linen (AND, a terrific color). The skirt came from the thrift store. It was a size much-larger-than-Daughter, but we took in the waistband and it is nice and full now. The apron and bonnet are hand-me-down pieces from the fabric stash. I really like the eyelet. Total cost: $4.
All pioneers should be comely and thrifty, don’t you think?
6 thoughts on “Trek Outfit #1”
I am always amazed at the things you make with your thrift store finds. This is the perfect outfit for her trek.
This is darling and not that far from authentic, I think! Economical and beautiful and functional – can’t beat that! Now I want to see her pic modeling it. =)
Just make sure you sing as you walk and walk and walk and walk in that beautiful blue dress:). Have a great time on your trek!
Yet another great outfit, Mama. Well done, as usual.
Wonderful outfit…clever you and lucky daughter…does she know that yet ;o)
Lovely outfit – that blue is amazing, and I love the price!!!