Monday, June 17, 2013

Summertime - Then and Now

Below are two summer outfits for American Girl Dolls, and they couldn't be more different.   The ensembles reflect the changes in dress for young girls over the last century.   A young, southern girl in Maria Grace or Cecile's time would wear a lovely summer antebellum style dress and matching bonnet, with undergarments consisting of a corset, slip and bloomers.   She would dress in this style for visiting neighbors, perhaps sharing a cold ice tea or lemonade on the veranda.   She would fan herself and stay as comfortable as she could, while dressing and behaving appropriately for the times.

Today, the definition of appropriate dress and behavior has changed considerably.  You will find today's American Girl working in the garden and enjoying all types of outdoor fun, dressed for utility and comfort.

Both these summer outfits are available at CSBSEWS Doll Clothes on Etsy.

I've just completed my shopping list for Halloween Costumes, so soon I will be listing all new costumes for Halloween 2013.


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