Nashua Trek Clothing Guidelines

 

2017 Nashua Stake Trek

Clothing Guidelines


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Most of the basic pieces of clothing can be found at a consignment store or Goodwill/Savers.


Young Men


-Long pants (cotton)

Pants should fit loosely through the crotch and thigh area, which will make walking easier.  Cotton fabrics are coolest in hot weather. For color, use your best judgement--beige and tan are best, though blues, blacks, grays, and browns can also be worn.


-Long sleeved button-up shirts

Get a slightly-too-large, long sleeved button up shirt that you don’t care about and cut off the folded-over part of the collar (tutorial at the bottom). The shirt can be in a plain color, stripes or plaid. Light colors are the coolest.


-Full brim hat (Required)

A hat with a chin strap is best. Hats should be large-brimmed. Straw hats are the coolest.


-Vest or suspenders and bandana (optional)

Make yourself look authentic with these great additions!  The suspenders are practical, too.


-Shoes & Socks

When it comes to shoes, comfort takes priority. Make sure that your shoes are well broken in. Running shoes or well-broken-in hiking boots are best. We will be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you come prepared!!!  Cotton socks can cause blisters.  Synthetic hiking socks are best.


Links to Patterns and Tutorials:

Men's Shirt Tutorial:

http://howtodresslikeapioneer.blogspot.com/2011/03/mansboys-shirt-tutorial-simplified.html

http://homedelicious.blogspot.com/2012/05/pioneer-trek-week-15-minute-pioneer.html

(Make sure you cut off the collar as shown in step 7.  Any other alterations are optional.)


Trek Clothing for purchase:

http://www.etsy.com/search?q=pioneer%20trek%20clothing&view_&ship_to=US

http://deseretbook.com/LDS-Clothing/c/6#q=&page=1&sort=popularity&facets=category:6



Young Women


-Mid-calf length Skirt:

Skirts should be about mid-calf length. Make sure it’s not too long to be towing handcarts in!

You can buy a skirt at your local consignment shop or make one using pattern links below.


-Bonnet or full brim hat (Required) A chin strap is helpful for the wind:

Buy a straw hat like this: or make a bonnet like this: (see pattern link below)


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-Apron (pockets are helpful for carrying lip balm, sunscreen, etc.):

An apron with pockets takes the place of a purse. (see pattern link below)


-Shorts, leggings, bloomers or spandex to be worn under skirt (helps reduce chafing):

Women can wear shorts or leggings under their dresses/skirts to have more freedom of movement.


-Shoes & Socks

When it comes to shoes, comfort takes priority. Make sure that your shoes are well broken in. Running shoes or well-broken-in hiking boots are best. We will be doing a lot of walking, so make sure you come prepared!!!  Cotton socks can cause blisters.  Synthetic hiking socks are best.


Links to Patterns and Tutorials

Pioneer Skirt Tutorials:

http://lindonpioneertrekclothing.blogspot.com/2014/01/sew-cute-elastic-waistband-skirt-for.html

http://thelittlefabricshop.blogspot.com/2012/07/pioneer-skirt-tutorial.html (make it larger to fit your size)


Bonnet Tutorials:

http://homedelicious.blogspot.com/2012/05/pioneer-trek-week-how-to-sew-bonnet.html

http://handcart-trek.org/bonnet_pattern.pdf


Apron Tutorials:

http://howtodresslikeapioneer.blogspot.com/2010/06/pioneer-apron-tips.html

http://handcart-trek.org/patterns/Aprons.pdf


Satchel Tutorial: (optional)

http://howtodresslikeapioneer.blogspot.com/2010/05/haversack-tutorial.html


Trek Clothing for Purchase:

http://www.etsy.com/search?q=pioneer%20trek%20clothing&view_&ship_to=US

http://deseretbook.com/LDS-Clothing/c/6#q=&page=1&sort=popularity&facets=category:6