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I just love these pictures. Makes me wonder about what life was like, their thoughts, dreams.

I just love these pictures. Makes me wonder about what life was like, their thoughts, dreams.

Past Patterns fitted bodice pattern.  Skirt is four panels wide.

Civil War Work Dress

I made this Civil War dress from Past Patterns Fitted Bodice pattern. The skirt is four panels wide. I trimmed the neck with some tiny lace...

Children with curled hair by Ron Coddington, civil war era fashion

Children with curled hair

Carte de visite by W. Morgenbier of Sheboygan, Wis. A pair of children with intricately curled hair, likely sister and brother, pose for the photographer. The boy gently touches the girls forearm. She grasps a china doll in her right arm. This image may not be reproduced by any means without permission.

α prαíríє lífє. #prairie#homestead

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Our family tries to shop as frugally as we can, but purchasing the cottage & traveling to-and fro between homes has made this an even bigger necessity. Convenience foods can seem "cheap and easy" at the time, but what a deception! Lacking in nutrition and sustenance, too often we're left hungry and out of $10+ (which could've been spent on "staple" ingredients for homemade (tastier) snacks. Here's what I try to do: *Freeze breadstick and pizza dough *Make pancakes the night before, then…

Children's Civil War, 19th Century and Victorian clothing and garments for girls.

Mid 1800s toddler and girl's pinifore dresses.

Custom made historical children's clothing for boys and girls . Garments and clothing of the American Civil War (Confederate and Union), Victorian, 19th Century, Civil War, Old West and other eras. Custom sewed and made to your specifications, using 33+ years of experience.

Life on a farm had its influence on ladies clothing, and the hemlines were raised a bit to save them from dirt and wear. Often, the lifestyle demanded work that made a corset impractical, and these were often not worn, except for more formal occasions. For this same reason, bodices and sleeves were fitted less closely than on their city cousins. An apron was often worn to protect the dress underneath, as it was much easier to launder the apron than to repeatedly wash a dress.

Pioneer Women

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Girl's Civil War Gown

Civil War Gown for Lydia

Just when you think you can't take anymore of certain time period/ project, a new one pops up to refresh and renew you. Isn't it awesome how that works out? I was terribly weary of making adult 1860's clothes and when a reenacting gentleman of our acquaintance brought up the possibility of me making a dress for his daughter, I was more than happy to leap at the opportunity. It was a quick little project to work up, but nonetheless fun. We did a quickie pattern drape last week and Lydia went…

19th century yoked bodice | Infant bodice" with yoke. An option for comfortable working dress for ...

19th century yoked bodice | Infant bodice" with yoke. An option for comfortable working dress for ...

CALICO CHILDREN'S GARMENTS, 1830-1860s

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