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?