By Thimbles and Acorns
Born in 1867, Laura Ingalls Wilder had the privilege of witnessing a whole period of American history; the frontier, the woods, the Indian country of the great plains, the frontier towns, the building of railroads in wild, unsettled country, homesteading and farmers coming in to take possession. Later in her life, she began recording these memories in her classic “Little House on the Prairie” books, preserving a first hand account of those significant years in American History. The “Carrie” dress is a reproduction of the dress worn by Carrie Ingalls in a picture taken around 1880, the year recorded so vividly in her book “The Long Winter”.
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This pattern one of five Laura Ingalls Wilder inspired patterns included in the book A Long Winter in Dakota Territory. Also included are our Mary and Laura, Union Suit, Long Winter Coat and Hood, and Carrie patterns. As an added bonus, each pattern comes in THREE sizes designed to fit 18-inch, 16-inch, and 14.5-inch dolls such as American Girl®, A Girl for All Time®, and WellieWishers™