My DD needed a vaguely historic costume for a vaguely historic activity with her youth group. We're not talking accurate reenactment, just give the modern kid an idea of what life was like on the frontier. Think Little House on the Prairie. We got the blouse at a thrift shop (placket, cuffs, collar, not happenin' on my time), but I made her skirt (large pockets) and bonnet from stash. She was pleased, and survived the adventure.