FRONTIER FASHIONS OF THE 1860S By: Emily Covert and 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 The people on the frontier never saw many expensive fabrics, or nice clothes. 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 o o o o 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 Linsey-Woolsey Calico The fabrics Cotton , Linsey -Woolsey, Calico, and Gingham are all very inexpensive fabrics Cotton Gingham THE ELEMENTS OF A DRESS • “V” shaped bodice • corset • chemise • drawers • undersleeve • apron • petticoat • bonnet DRESS ELEMENTS FROM THE FRONTIER Bodice-the part of a Corset- a stiffened garment woman's dress or worn by women to shape the undergarment that covers waist and breasts; a stiff the upper body; a closeundergarment with laces to fitting, often laced-up top fasten it tightly, formerly worn over a blouse in the worn to shape and support past or as part of some the body national costumes ELEMENTS OF THE DRESS CONT. Chemise-a long loose Petticoat- a woman's dress, sometimes loosely belted at the waist or hip; a undergarment that is sometimes decorated and long loose undergarment consists of an underskirt shaped like a dress 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 CONT. Drawers- large oldfashioned 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 CONT. Apron-a garment worn over the front of clothes to keep them clean during working, especially cooking THE ADAPTATION TO ENVIRONMENT When they came up with the design of the clothes they took into consideration that they have to work still. Today frontier fashion is a style, but back then it was a lifestyle.