Thursday, February 5, 2009

A question on pioneer style clothing...

I appreciate the wonderful response in comments and emails--I will definitely incorporate your ideas and suggestions into future posts, although I'll continue with variety (hehe). Well, I feel blessed to be able to share a little about myself! I decided to just answer one question at a time, between posts :)

"I was wondering why you chose to wear pioneer style clothes more than the typical jumpers and skirts style? Is it your country/old fashionedness? =:)" from Miss Rachel
I've always loved dressing "old fashioned'', and admired how the 19th century/pioneer/frontier clothing was usually homemade, simple, and very practical! Most of the time when we go to 'town' (lol) or church, I dress in long, simple skirts and sometimes dresses. To add little touches without looking like a re-enactor (lol) I'll wear:
*victorian style shirt with khaki skirt
*full length dress with 3/4 length sleeved jacket
*prairie style skirt with a neutral/modern blouse
Its interesting though, I didn't dress in pioneer clothes until after we bought our homestead. I dunno, I guess its freeing to be able to "go back in time". *Mia
Thank you for your question, Rachel!


Rose said...

I love the way you dress. I would love to give it a try. So graceful. I really enjoy your blog.
God bless you.

Jessica said...

I have always loved dressing up like that. Ever since I was little I loved all the different dresses from all the different time periods. With the exception of those silly looking dresses that go out sideways so you can't walk naturally through a door. LOL!
I especially love empire waist dresses and Renaissance dresses. Of course, I don't have any...yet! I am hoping to maybe make some this year.

I love how you stick with what you love unashamedly. You where what you like and don't care what other's think of your choice in clothing. At least, not in terms of fashion anyways. I am sure you would care if you wore something that was a hindrance to young men. Though I don't think you really need to worry about that in those beautifully modest dresses!

God Bless,

Lyn Rachel said...

Hey, I just had to comment that I love your blog(!) and I love the way you dress! I have friends who are re-enactors and I've always been a bit envious of those dresses!I don't have any, but I'd really like to get some. Sometimes I think that I must have been born in the wrong era because I like the clothes girls wore back then much more than what they wear today!Keep up the marvelous blogging!

Paula said...

Dear Mia,

I love how you dress! I love to dress old-fashioned too. I loved the touches you add to what you are wearing! Thanks so much for sharing!

Have a blessed day!
With love in Jesus,

Abigail and Lydia said...

I love your dresses. I would like one to wear. Where do you get them? Or do you make them? BTW I really like the second song on your playlist.

Anonymous said...

Mia, is it ok if we call you our "Little Tasha Tudor"? Truly meant as a compliment to you! :-)
I love the way you dress!

Regan Family Farm said...

Mia~may be a silly question, but do you wear a slight hoop under your prairie skirt, or just your petticoat? Thanks for the encouragement you are to my daughters!

Mia said...

Thank you all for your kind comments!! :)

Abigail and Lydia,
I'd definetely recommend Ebay for dresses. I've gotten good deals from there. Otherwise, I buy them second-hand.
Oh, I'm glad you like the song!! :)
Regan family,
I wear a petticoat under some of my dresses. We've only worn (hoop skirts) at re-enactments :)

Blessings in Christ,

Wren Cottage said...

Well, I love the way you dress!!
I was the odd one in high school. My mom would make my clothes and I would always ask for long skirts and victorian blouses... I met my hubby in high school and he always was intrigued by the way I dressed :) So the way I dressed served as a protection, I never got attention from the bad boys, lol!
Thank you for sharing!

Rachel said...

I like that idea! Since I like the idea of wearing pioneer style clothes but I don't want to draw even more attention to my clothes, I might try your idea!

Sarah Ann said...

Mia, I found your blog from Kindred Spirit and have greatly enjoyed looking at it. Thank you for standing strong on your dress convictions! I wear only skirts and love it!!! I was about to cut out a skirt and jumper pattern to make and was debating whether I wanted a full or semi-full skirt. After looking at your blog, I believe the Lord wants me to do full skirts!!! I do love full skirts to peices, I just an looked down on as "strange" by my sisters and others around me, as they wear straight skirts. Thank you for being an example of wearing full skirts!!!

photogirl said...

I'm back again! =) I'm the same way with outfits - I love to wear long skirts and dresses and I think it's a great idea to wear pioneer clothing! It's so pretty and fun (not to mention practical!).

Anonymous said...

Dearest Mia,
What a blessing you must be to your mother. If only more young women had your outlook and virtues.
I have been reading and enjoying your blog, your life in a way parrellels my two daughters. We also wear what some call "old fashioned" clothing ,we prefer the term plain and modest. I noticed you have sewed the Edwardian apron from Sense and Sensibillity, this is one of our favorite apron styles along with the ladies prairie pinafore(Plainly Dressed). As we wear dresses only, we also wear an apron most of the time to save our clothes. Do you have a "company" apron? My eldest made one for each of us. From the basic Edwardian apron pattern, she added a ruffles to the hem and shoulder straps and two heart shaped pockets with tule trim. The aprons are nearly too pretty to wear lol.
Well, nice talking to you,

jannza said...

Dear Mia,

Your blog is so tender and lovely. I have enjoyed a bit of peaceful time sitting here reading it. I love your clothes and prefer dresses and skirts myself. I was hoping you could share a pattern name and number as I'm looking to make some such as yours.

Thank you for sharing. You truly are a blessing to your mother and an inspiration to the rest of us.


Anonymous said...

I sure wish that I could meet you. We have so much in common that it amazes me. I love a lot of the same things that you like-- exactly. I am very oldfashioned, I love to wear long, modest dresses and skirts, and I love the country and nature to the zillionth degree. I also love to cook from scratch, and I love the whole concept of homeschooling. I homeschooled my daughter, when she was in ninth grade, and she went to a Christian school in 10th and 11th grades. I also love Victorian art, the Victorian era and Edwardian era, oldfashioned cars, oldfashioned stores, etc. I also love your music that I've listened to on here.