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Old 03-30-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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how would you make an Harriet Tubman costume?

My DD has to represent Harriet Tubman in her elementary schools wax museum. She is a skinny white ten year old. What would you do? I was thinking a long full skirt with a white apron and white cap??????? I cannot sew for beans!
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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I hope you can see this

Please, do not depict her like you mentioned. She was an emanicpator for women and negro rights/freedom. Hope you can modify your daughter's costume. I did see a similar photo where she was wearing a handkerchief on her head. Here's that pic
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:22 PM   #3
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Simple dark dress (or skirt/blouse), long sleeves, high neck. Very buttoned up and proper. Shawl and head scarf would be good. No apron, no cap.
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oh, does your daughter have simple black shoes and black tights?
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Too funny. I (well DD) had to make a Harriet Tubman in paper doll like form to go with her report on Harriet Tubman. I was doing it at 5:30 Thursday morning. Nothing like last minute. DD had missed a day of school when they got the paper on this part of the project, and it was never given to her. Nothing like winging it!

I cut a dress out of an old shirt fashioned very much like the dress in post 2.
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Old 03-30-2006, 11:44 PM   #6
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Run to your local goodwill store - you should be able to find something there -that's where we found stuff for our dd - or if you have an old dress she can wear -just pin it in the back to fit her better....

WE just had our wax museum a few weeks ago - our Harriet Tubman just wore her hair in french braids & wore a long, floral dress..
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Too funny. I (well DD) had to make a Harriet Tubman in paper doll like form to go with her report on Harriet Tubman. I was doing it at 5:30 Thursday morning. Nothing like last minute. DD had missed a day of school when they got the paper on this part of the project, and it was never given to her. Nothing like winging it!

I cut a dress out of an old shirt fashioned very much like the dress in post 2.
let us know what grade you/she got.
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Thank you for all the suggestions. I read the book on her with my DD and was very impressed with her life. I had not known in advance how much work she did after the civil war was over. I only suggested the apron and cap because there was a picture of her wearing one in the book. However, it was probably from an earlier period of her life. I am going to try to get an old fashioned looking dress with some simple black shoes. Hopefully that will look okay.

thanks again everyone.
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:48 PM   #9
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LOL. I just had to say that your post reminded me of my OM team. One year we did a play in the "Oh My Fair Shakespeare" division. We decided to do the underground railroad and Macbeth. You had to have I think it was 10 lines from a Shakespeare play. We did the witches when they were doing that eye of newt thing. I was one of the witches. One of the other girls on my team was Harriet Tubman. She was exactly like your daughter...a skinny, blonde white girl. LOL. She wore a long dress with long sleeves, a white shawl, and a head scarf. Good times, good times.
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