Ladies’ Pioneer Outfit

I was contacted by a customer last week asking if I could make a pioneer or prairie style dress for ladies.  This is something I have been wanting to do for so long but I been so busy making them for girls there just has not been time. 

I sent her photos of 2 different styles I can create for ladies.  The first one …is very similar to the outfits worn by Caroline Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie.

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The problem is this dress is fitted and a good fit would be difficult to achieve if the customer is not local and available for fittings.

The second outfit is similar to the one I create for girls.  It is loose-fitting and includes the pinafore and bonnet.

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The customer chose the second outfit but she would like the ruffle added over the sleeve, like the girl’s outfits, and a sash so when the dress is worn without the pinafore it will still have a waist.

I am hoping to get started on this outfit later this week and will be back with more photos as I progress but I am very excited to finally have a chance to create a Little House experience for an adult!

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