I’ve got a great tutorial for a Little House on the Prairie Bonnet to share today. I made this costume as part of my daughter’s Laura Ingalls Wilder costume for her biography fair last year, but since it’s also perfect for a Halloween costume, I wanted to go ahead and get the tutorial posted!
Since I’d already put so much effort into this costume, I told my missy she was wearing it for Halloween too, lol. She was in agreement, but as of late – she has changed her mind and now wants to be a zombie. (What? Zombie!! Where did that come from?)
I suggested she should be a zombie from the 1800’s, that way she could still wear the Little House on the Prairie outfit, but after a bit more thought I decided to not zombify this costume and just donate it to the school instead.
She still fits into the angel costume from a previous year, so I will reuse the dress and she’ll be a zombie bride instead.
For the skirt of the costume, I used my flat front skirt tutorial. I added 6 inches to the width on the front and back skirt panel, made it ankle length and added an apron.
The fabric came from Hobby Lobby, but if you really want it to be authentic looking, turns out there is an actual Little House on the Prairie fabric line!
The costume really turned out well. We got lucky on the top -it was already in her closet and once I added the little bolo tie, it really fit with the theme.
I love how the apron looks on the skirt- keep your eye for a tutorial on a toned down version of the flat front skirt with attached apron.
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