It's Pioneer Day for the third grade tomorrow. Think Little House on the Prairie, the Virginia reel and butter churning. Add in costumes, for kids AND parent volunteers, and you get a pretty good idea of what is going on.
I made three skirts, four bonnets and an apron this weekend. For the bonnets, I used Simplicity 3723 only because I didn't have time to order this pattern (click on shop and find bonnet pattern) from Amy. They came together pretty easily although I did tweak the pattern a bit. The skirts are just two lengths of fabric sewn up the sides, hemmed and with a casing for elastic at the waist. Kate doesn't need an outfit for school, but I couldn't leave her out of the fun. She and Jane are both reading Little House in the Big Woods and I knew she would want her own bonnet. For her skirt, I put in a very large hem. That way, in two years, I can just take the hem out and redo it and she will be ready to go.
I could just pinch her, she's so cute.