I’ve got a great bonnet tutorial for a Little House on the Prairie costume to share today. I made this costume as part of my daughter’s Laura Ingalls Wilder costume for her biography fair last year, but it’s also perfect as a pioneer costume or even a Halloween costume!
I put together this pioneer/ Little House on the Prairie costume for my lil’ missy’s biography fair last spring. Since I’d already put so much effort into this costume, I told her 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.
For the skirt of the costume, I used my flat front skirt tutorial. I wanted the skirt slightly fuller, so I added 6 inches to the width on the front and back skirt panel, made it ankle length and added an apron. (I don’t have an apron tutorial, but the apron is added the same way as the apron on my free Knot Dress Pattern and Tutorial.)
The fabric I used came from Hobby Lobby, but if you really want your pioneer Costume to be authentic looking, turns out there is an actual Little House on the Prairie fabric line!
The pioneer 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 out for a tutorial on a toned down version of the flat front skirt with attached apron.
Ready to make the bonnet? Head over to page 2 for the Tutorial.