Historic Early 1854 Early American Apron Dress Ensemble - AG Doll Kirsten Larson CLEARANCE
In summer of 1854, Kirsten Larson and her family arrived in America and settled on the edge of the frontier from Sweden. In America, Kirsten wore a sunbonnet in the hot prairie sun. In the winter she bundled up in a shawl and her calico school dress to go to her log schoolhouse heated only by a pot-bellied stove. In the winter, she wore flannel underwear under her dresses. She also had a chemise and petticoat with a deep quilted border for added warmth. When the weather was warm enough for summery clothes, she wore a fresh white apron over her summer dress. On the American fronier, women like Kirsten's mom made clothes for their families by hand. This ensemble is a summery red floral print dress like her pink cheked summer dress with tiny white flowers, puffy sleeves with crisp white trim and velcro back closure, and fresh white apron worn over the dress with matching trim that buttons at the waisline, a sunbonnet with straps that matches her dress with white chin straps, and a pair of cotton ivy print pantalettes with matching trim to complete the outfit. This outfit was created using the original historic pattern designed for 18 inch American Girl Dolls, however it will fit similar soft bodied 18 inch dolls as well.