I was a big Little House fan as a girl, and since I know that my online friend Molly lives on a farm and homeschools her daughters, I fantasize that her house is located in the year 1880.
Clearly she’s not actually living in the past, because when I asked Molly to suggest a Halloween costume comprised of clothing items that can be actually worn again, she referred me to websites that are more up to date than my Facebook page.
I love her suggestions and I believe that most little girls could get many wears out of these items, either in every day use (cardigan and tights) or for dress-up (apron and bonnet).
Molly shared her sources in an email:
- Gingham dress (original one from mini-boden)
- Penelope Cardigan from Olive Juice (in caramel)
- Apron: thrift, ebay, etsy there are TONS of choices out there, obviously.
- Bonnet: I LOVE this bonnet pattern from Amy Karol (angrychicken). It’s a cinch to sew up. The one in the photo is from daily doings.
- Cable Knit tights from Target
- Boots: thrifted, ebay’d. (The Clark’s someone told me she scored at a thrift store for 25 cents!)