We were thrilled to be able to get all dressed up and join in the fun at Champoeg State Park for the Farmstead Days they had a bit back in early September. I didn't even know about this event when I made Delia's dress, otherwise I would have made one for Sadie, too. Baby still just gets wrapped in old dresses and aprons. Sadie was happy wearing my mom's Oregon Centennial dress (back from 1958) that was made by my grandmother. It was way too big, she cleverly cinched it up with an apron, and it worked great. A bit floppy and flouncy, but still lovely. I loved this red dress growing up, it was my go-to look during my Oklahoma pretend play (the musical which I still adore) I am so happy she wore it. I always feel so good when I donate/purge clothes—but I never part with costumes, which is why we still have some from when my mom was young.
I have since sewn a dress, apron and bonnet for Sadie which I will show soon, made for another farm old-timey day we went to recently, which was beyond fun. These Little House dresses are coming out again (they never really go away, actually) for Thanksgiving type play. Even though they aren't exactly pilgrim garb, there is a pretty good description of a Thanksgiving in the Little House books, specifically On the Banks of Plum Creek, so the gilrs really associate Fall and Thanksgiving with Little House books.
It's funny, we have moved on with our projects/topics this fall, we just finished up a long month with the ancient Maya and Aztec and before that it was Ninjas, but Mary, Laura and Carrie are always in the background play, coming by to say hi. Little House and ninjias make for a surreal combination—bursting with a large variety of weird and funny moments.