Category: Western Clothing History

All About Bootjacks

Personalized bootjack with brand

WHAT ARE BOOTJACKS? Hear you can learn all about bootjacks Ever been curious to learn all about bootjacks? Well, while we don't know everything about them, this is a good place to start. Bootjacks are a functional and utilitarian way…

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…

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…