A Little Home on the Open PlainsLife for early settlers could be challenging. Sometimes, they lived in sod houses that literally started out as holes in the ground! They had dirt for floors and dirt for ceilings, and there was no indoor plumbing. They had to grow and hunt almost all of their own food, and they could get snowed in during blizzards for weeks at a time. (Talk about going stir crazy! ) Farming was even more difficult 150 years ago than it is today, since they didn’t have tractors or other modern machinery. And it could take hours to get to the nearest town, since they didn’t have cars and had to rely on cranky mules or horses.But there was still some fun despite all the hard work. Settler kids got to play exciting games like “Who Has the Button?”, where one kid would guess which other kid in the group had a button, and “Cat’s Cradle,” where they used string to make shapes. Okay, maybe those aren’t the most exciting games… But they also got to wear really cute pioneer dresses!
Whether she’s out on the prairie, on the banks of Plum Creek, in the Big Woods or on the shores of Silver Lake, your little settler will feel right at home in this Girl’s Red Frontier Settler Costume. The cute long-sleeved dress dress is 100 percent polyester and has an adorable white pinafore sewn to the front at the waist and shoulders. The dress has a hook-and-loop fastener at the back center, along with elastic at the waist and sleeve cuffs for a comfy fit. There’s also a lovely petticoat underneath. The costume comes with a brown checkered bonnet that has a stiffened brim, elastic at the back and same-fabric chin ties.A Pretty PioneerWith this Girl’s Red Frontier Settler Costume, your little pioneer will be ready to rule her one-room school house and always take first place at every game involving a piece of string!
Brand: California Costume Collection
Color: Brown & Red
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