I recently re-read the Caddie Woodlawn books by Carol Ryrie Brink.
I also got to visit the Caddie Woodlawn House in Wisconsin! It was amazing!
It's a real house, it's free, and there is free admission. It's 35 minutes from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Wayside Cabin in Pepin. I highly recommend it!
I am itching to make Caddie's white Fourth of July dress with a red, white and blue sash.
The book illustration shows the dress looking a lot like Meg's Ball Gown By Keeper Dolly Duds.
Caddie is in the center. The dress on the left looks more 1850s to me.
I bet that the real dress was much simpler, especially since Caddie's mother knew that there was a good dress that the dress would be ruined.
I think that I might make more than one version of the dress. A book illustration one and a more practical one.
I am itching for a day to sew!
I also want to make a a 1830s doll wardrobe like Mrs. Nightingale's doll Adelaide.