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How to Fake a Colonial Costume

Colonial Day Resources
from Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Girls & Women

This is the effect you want:

These are the garments that are worn above:

  • shift (white underdress)
  • petticoat (colorful skirt)
  • shortgown (like a shirt; this is optional)
  • apron
  • neckerchief
  • cap

Here is how you can “fake it” for a day:

  • a plain white shirt with sleeves that go to your elbow or wrist
  • a long skirt, either plain, striped or checked
  • a handkerchief or cloth napkin, tied at the neck (this was for modesty and to prevent sunburn)
  • an apron that ties at your waist and is plain, striped, or checked
  • you can either make a cap by taking a circle of white fabric and putting in a drawstring to fit it to your head; or, you can buy one from our online catalog.

Watch a video on 18th century clothing (the first 5 minutes show women’s clothing)

 

Boys & Men

This is the effect you want:

These are the garments that are worn above:

  • shirt (white)
  • waistcoat (colorful) — optional
  • breeches (knee-length) or trousers (ankle-length)
  • neckerchief
  • cap or hat — optional

Here is how you can “fake it” for a day:

  • a plain white shirt with sleeves that go to your wrist
  • plain brown or blue (not jeans) pants– these you can either wear long as trousers, or roll or tuck up to just under your knee for breeches; tie in place with a shoestring for a garter
  • a plain vest (optional)
  • a handkerchief or cloth napkin, tied at the neck (this helped keep your shirt collar closed; forerunner of the modern necktie)
  • a straw or felt hat, or cloth cap if you wish; the popular tricorn hats are available from our online catalog.

Watch a video on 18th century clothing (men’s clothing starts at minute 5:50)

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Rates Claude Moore Colonial Farm One of the
TOP 10 PLACES for KIDS!

This spring break, Patricia Nevins Kime—respected journalist and author of the first edition of Moon Washington DC—offers her selections for ten can’t-miss activities, perfect for kids and their chaperones.

"7. Claude Moore Colonial Farm: Something’s always being grown, harvested, dyed, dried, or crafted at Claude Moore Colonial Farm in McLean, Virginia, a rendition of a modest circa-1771 frontier farm."

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