The women wore linen or wool dresses. They wore petticoats underneath. On their heads they wore white caps. On their feet they wore leather shoes. In the winter they wore hooded cloaks.
When boys turned five or six years old, they were given their first pair of pants, “breeches”. Both the boys and the girls were given real shoes, they no longer wore slippers. They were now expected to do the real work inside and out, so they needed shoes to protect their feet.
Buttons were carved from wood, sheep horns, deer antlers, or made from leather.
Some rich people were able to buy clothes made in Europe. But in most homes, the women had to make all of the clothes. They had to spin yarn on their spinning wheels. Then they wove it into cloth on a loom. Then they sewed the cloth into clothes.
The men and the boys wore breeches, long linen shirts, and leather shoes. In the winter they wore leather breeches, wool shirts, and heavy boots. They wore overcoats, wool mittens and caps.