The family of a friend of mine is dressing up as the family of Laura Ingalls Wilder for Halloween. My friend enlisted my help to make a prairie girl skirt her younger daughter could wear for her costume.
Add a collared blouse, a bonnet and perhaps and apron, and she will be all set. Since my friend’s child was not available this morning, I asked my stand-in model, Sierra, to show of the skirt for you. The intended recipient is a bit shorter than Sierra, so the skirt will fall a bit longer on her.
The waist band is a simple gathered waist with elastic.
I googled “Laura Ingalls Wilder clothing” and many skirts were just simple, long gathered skirts. However, I decided to go for the “fancier” version and added a bit of pink trim and an extra ruffle at the bottom.
Hope our little prairie girl likes it!