Online Resources for 18th Century Woodland Women Attire
The best resource for making Cherokee 18th Century clothing is by purchasing the book “Cherokee Clothing – In the 1700s” it even has instructions on how to make the items. It is about $25.
For online documentation of what Woodland Women wore during the 18th Century, please refer to my page - https://www.weeyasmith.com/1700swoodlandwomen.html
Beads, etc. - http://www.nocbay.com/onlinestore.asp
Wrap Skirt, shawls and leggings – for premade skirts -
For a wrap skirt you would use linen or wool. The material should wrap around from on hip to the other. Most women use pins to fasten at the top. The flap should open to the left of you or fold over the left leg. The length should be right at the knees or below them. Hem and add ribbon. The traditional colors were blue, red or black. For traditional linen colors you should use black, crimson red or royal blue. https://fabrics-store.com/?r=products/FabricSelector&article=2
For wool, shop at the local fabric store and choose light wool.
A great place to get silver to add to your skirt, shirt, etc., would be https://www.indiantradesilver.com/shop/home.php . They are reasonably priced and historically correct.
Center seam moccasins - https://wanderingbull.com/product-category/clothing/moccasins/ -
Cherokee moccasin pattern http://www.crazycrow.com/american-indian-patterns/cherokee/southeastern-moccasins-pattern
Online moccasin tutorial - https://www.weeyasmith.com/moccasins.html
Shirts (both sites shirts are made big) - https://wanderingbull.com/shop/clothing/shirt-ruffled-reproduction-natural/ or http://www.crazycrow.com/longhunter-hunting-shirt-pullover
Ruffle shirt pattern - http://www.crazycrow.com/early-american-colonial-clothing-patterns/colonial-mens-ruffle-front-shirt-pattern
Women wore men’s shirts of linen and were called trade shirts. There were plain and ruffle collars. I am including both links.
Woman’s Shifts - https://www.bethlehemtradingpost.com/womens-clothing.php
Petticoats, shirts, etc. - http://www.fortdowning.com/peticoats.htm
We also wore petticoats. There are instructions in the Cherokee Clothing book.
Wrap skirt, trade shirt and leggings - https://www.smoke-fire.com/woodland-indian-1.asp