This homemade pioneer dress and bonnet are easy to make and so cute for little girls! A simple elastic pioneer dress, apron, and bonnet. Perfect for any Pioneer Day or Little House on the Prairie activity!
Homemade Pioneer Dress, Apron and Bonnet Costume for Girls
Here is how I created these darling homemade pioneer costumes for my girls:
How to Make a Pioneer Dress
Once again I used my peasant pocket dress pattern that I got from Whimsy Couture. I’ve lost track of how many peasant dresses I’ve made for my girls. This pattern takes an hour start to finish and is a simple pull on elastic dress, nice and stretchy, and very comfortable. I made them with 3/4 sleeves and lengthened the dresses to the floor. It requires 1 pattern piece. SO easy.
How to Make a Pioneer Apron
A rectangle of fabric twice as wide as their waist measurement and long enough to go below their knees. I hemmed the bottom and sides, gathered the top to fit the waist, and added the ties. I sandwiched the apron front into the waist band ties similar to how I did it for our princess aprons.
How to Make a Pioneer Bonnet
On my goodness, I can’t get over these! I used a step by step tutorial from The Waag Blaag for the bonnets. They have elastic in the back to keep them snug around their little heads and long ties to make a nice droopy bow in front. Ruby’s is a little big for her, but she still loves it and it will definitely keep her face shaded from the sun.