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Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)

Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)

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In my quest for the perfect costume-meets-clothing pieces, I have gone back in time- literally. Remember when flowing dresses with puffed sleeves and floral prints were a thing? (Hello, 1980s and 90s!) Well, those pioneer/Victorian/Edwardian-inspired dresses are back! The “cottagecore” and “prairiecore” aesthetics are highlighting the romantic, rustic, and downright prettiness of these styles. As a gal who wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder for most of her childhood, I admit that I’m excited! 🙂 I had to find a way to replicate the looks and customize them to my own ideals! Thanks to this excellent blog post, I was inspired to try this pattern…

This costume pattern provides the basic structure for multiple looks and is very customizable. Although technically NOT historically accurate, it was the perfect starting point for my envisioned “prairie” dress! I documented the whole process in this video! 🙂

Of course, I had to wear my new dress on a trip to our favorite farm stand and pumpkin patch! 🙂 Squee!!!

The dress proved to be super comfortable and fun to wear!

Next, we were off to find a pumpkin!

This was an excellent dress for an excellent day! I can’t wait to make this pattern again!

I hope you are enjoying a very beautiful October wherever you are! Stay crafty, Everyone! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)”

  • Cute dress. Glad all those oral readings of “The Little House on the Prairie” books paid off (smile). Thought the “Americana” music was effective (made me want to go on a hayride).

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