Category: Western Clothing History

The 43 Top Facts You Never Even Knew About Denim

  The Top 43 Obscure and Crazy Facts About Denim  I have a love affair with denim blue jeans. It's rugged, it's long lasting and wears well, it's a cool earthy blue color, it hides dirt, and it can be…

All About Bootjacks

Personalized bootjack with brand

WHAT ARE BOOTJACKS? Bootjacks are a functional and utilitarian way to remove boots economically and quickly. It's actually an implement that will hold the heel of one boot while the toe of the other boot holds the jack in place.…

Bonnet Bonnet Original Pattern-free

 Found this button bonnet pattern in an old Work Basket magazine. I still have many of those magazines and I’ve kept some of them because they were my mother's or because they have such beautiful older style patterns in them.…

Button Sunbonnet Pattern FREE

How to Make a Button Bonnet

How to Make a Button or Snap Sunbonnet with Only Two Main Pattern Pieces   If you are on a slow connection or mobile phone, please note that some images are large and require some download time. Make this really cute…

Long Brimmed Victorian Bonnet Pattern Experiment

Long Brimmed Bonnet

  I was looking at odd bonnets and older style brimmed bonnets the other day. I even found an image with a 'pattern', if you want to call it that, which had no real information for me to use. I…

History of the Original Sun-Maid Girl

current 2009 sun-maid raisin girl loo

We’ve all seen the Logo on the boxes of raisins from the sun-maid raisin company. The adorable logo with the painting of a lovely brunette on it is both colorful, and catchy. But did you know how the logo was…

Did You Know? 7 Fun Bonnet Facts

DID YOU KNOW…? 7 Fun Facts About Sun Bonnets 1.       DID YOU KNOW?…That little girls often wore an adult sized bonnet rather than a bonnet that was of a better fit. For prairie women, material was at a premium. So flour…

Women’s Prairie Bonnet History

Ladies womens gathered sunbonnet, turquoise blue with tiny dots

A General History of Women's Prairie Bonnet A Womens Prairie Bonnet was most often used by prairie women to protect themselves from the wind and the sun. ‘Proper’ women did not allow their facial skin to tan. A hardworking woman or girl always wore them…

leather-fringe-origins

western history]y of fringe jackets

        Leather Jackets, Fringes, and Fashion, oh my! Where Did the Fringe on Leather Jackets Come From? A History of Fringe Jackets, Fringes, Leather Jacket Fringes and Fashion   Madeleine Jacobs    I have a beautiful light blue…

History of Aprons-Their Origin

Historical Aprons and Their Origin    When I was sewing aprons recently, I wondered when they were made, who decided they needed them, and what did the first ones even look like? Historical aprons fascinated me. From their humble origins to the…