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Fascinating details of creating an 1850s era pioneer outfit -- including historically accurate undergarments.

from Etsy

Long Skirt for Costume - Navy Calico - Pioneer - Frontier - Colonial - Civil War Reenactment - Navy Blue Floral Cotton Fabric - Handmade

Navy Calico Pioneer Costume Frontier par stitchintimedesigns, $36,00


Handkerchief Dolls. When I first came across these they were called "Church Dolls", because people used to make temporary dolls out of hankies in church to quietly entertain children and keep them calm. You can also use cloth napkins, and they come out especially nice if made from hankies/napkins with an embroidered or monogrammed corner or lace edging as the hem of the doll dress. More here: