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Frontier Fashions of the 1860s. By: Emily Covert a nd Jasmine Sinclair. Design of their clothes. They made their clothes with the simplest designs possible Made the cheapest clothes possible Used the cheapest materials that they could.

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Frontier fashions of the 1860s

Frontier Fashions of the 1860s

By: Emily Covert

and

Jasmine Sinclair


Design of their clothes

Design of their clothes

  • They made their clothes with the simplest designs possible

  • Made the cheapest clothes possible

  • Used the cheapest materials that they could


The wagon train already had enough weight with out the weight of the fancy fabrics

The people on the frontier never saw many expensive fabrics, or nice clothes.

The wagon train already had enough weight with out the weight of the fancy fabrics


The effects of jobs on clothing

The Effects of Jobs on clothing

  • Depending on what kind of jobs the woman had effected the clothes they wore.

    Ex: School teacher- Long dress

    Ex: Stay at home mom- Long able to get dirty dress

    Ex: Church woman- Long nice dress/keep clean dress


Western clothes

Western Clothes

  • Always a dress made from gingham, calico, cotton, or linsey-woolsey also called druget (coarse fabric but cheep)

  • Silk/wool stockings that came above the knee

  • No pants ever it was against the customs

  • They also wore aprons to keep their clothes clean


Materials that they used

Materials that they used

The fabrics Cotton , Linsey -Woolsey, Calico, and Gingham are all very inexpensive fabrics

Linsey-Woolsey

Calico

Cotton

Gingham


The elements of a dress

The elements of a dress

  • “V” shaped bodice

  • corset

  • chemise

  • drawers

  • undersleeve

  • apron

  • petticoat

  • bonnet


Dress elements from the frontier

Dress elements from the Frontier

  • Bodice-the part of a woman's dress or undergarment that covers the upper body; a close-fitting, often laced-up top worn over a blouse in the past or as part of some national costumes

  • Corset- a stiffened garment worn by women to shape the waist and breasts; a stiff undergarment with laces to fasten it tightly, formerly worn to shape and support the body


Elements of the dress cont

Elements of the dress cont.

  • Chemise-a long loose dress, sometimes loosely belted at the waist or hip; a long loose undergarment shaped like a dress

  • Petticoat- a woman's undergarment that is sometimes decorated and consists of an underskirt with or without a bodice; U.S. something that resembles a petticoat, e.g. ruffles sewn on a skirt or a skirt-shaped covering for something; an offensive term for a woman or girl, or women in general


Elements of the dress cont1

Elements of the dress cont.

  • Drawers- large old-fashioned underpants with short legs, worn by men or women

  • Bonnet-a hat framing the face and usually tied under the chin, worn by a woman or girl


Elements of the dress cont2

Elements of the dress cont.

  • Apron-a garment worn over the front of clothes to keep them clean during working, especially cooking


The adaptation to environment

The Adaptation to Environment

When they came up with the design of the clothes they took into consideration that they have to work still.


Frontier fashions of the 1860s

Today frontier fashion is a style, but back then it was a lifestyle.


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