By: Kassidy Gillispie, Jamie Reardon and McKenna McGuire
The 1700s Events
Clothing of the 1700's
Women's clothing was also normally made from linen and wool but had to all be hand sewn, theirs consisted of shifts, stays, bodice, petticoats/skirts, cap, and stockings. A proper woman would never be seem without her head being covered. Woman also had to have their knees and elbows covered at all times.
All infants (boys and girls) wore a shapeless white gown, toddlers gowns would have strips of fabric on them also called "leading strings" used by adults to help guide them and keep them from falling. a "pudding hat" was tied to all children learning to walk to protect their heads from falls. The children would start wearing stays at the age of 18 months and boys would stop between 4-7 but girls would always wear them. By the age of 10, boys would be dressing like their fathers, and girls like their mothers.
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