This cute little number is a costume I made for one of my daughters when she was ten. It was for a pioneer theme-party we attended one summer. We all dressed up! Since then, over ten years now, other little girls have slipped into the red calico, with bloomers and bonnet, and have enjoyed the plain frills of a simpler time. My eight year-old granddaughter has recently discovered the Laura Ingalls-Wilder books and 'Little House on the Prairie', so it will likely be worn and enjoyed again VERY soon. These are the kind of sewing projects I love the most. I might add, in case you're wondering; the buttons down the back are just for looks. Hidden beneath, are large snaps for small hands to easily manage. Pattern used was Simplicity 9136, dated 1970. (This one shown in my shop was sold, I mention it for those who might want to find another.) And now for some good news. .
If you're looking for some fun sewing projects for kid's clothing and costumes, it's SALE time over at the Turkey Feathers Thrift Shop. Take 25% off your purchase by entering coupon code: REDCALICO25. Offer good til October 10th.