Sunday

Trip to Amish Country and Giveaway

I wanted to share some pictures from my trip to Amish country last week. I had such an awesome time and even brought my dog Nico with me. I will posts pictures all week of some interesting places and then at the end of the week I will be having a giveaway. I bought some handmade Amish children's clothing while I was there and I am going to give away an adorable outfit and some other surprises. There were a couple of shops that sold Amish clothing and accessories. They had ladies, capps, underwear, shawls and aprons as well as mens hats, dress shirts, Sunday suits etc. 



Mens hats
Amish men and boys wear dark coats without lapels, suspenders, dark trousers, white or plain-colored shirts, and black or straw-brimmed hats.These are called Sunday suits.
Prayer coverings on their heads, in obedience to I Corinthians 11:2-16. The head covering is a symbol of subjection to God.
Womens under tops
Womens undershorts
Aprons
Question: Do the Amish make their own clothing?

Answer: Yes, the lady of the house generally sews the clothes for herself and her family. A lot of sewing is done in August, getting clothes together for the children to go to school. She makes her coverings and bonnet, dresses and aprons to go over the dress as well as capes.

She sews pants and shirts for her husband and boys. Men's wool hats are bought and while most men's straw hats are bought, some Amish make their own straw hats. Men's Sunday suits are generally made by an Amish tailor who sews them to make a living. There are also some stores that sell "ready-made" Amish clothes for those who want to buy them. These items are usually made by Amish seamstresses and placed in the store to sell.

Underclothing is generally bought although some more traditional families may make their own. Some gloves are purchased, usually heavy work gloves, while some a knitted. Both socks and Ladies hosiery are bought from stores.
  The Amish wear no jewelry of any kind. They believe that modest, simple clothing is essential to Christian discipleship. This belief is based on a number of scriptural principles. The Amish believe that how they live their lives reflects their faith, and that the clothes they wear are an extension of their faith.
XoXo
Michelle / Simple Pleasures

6 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing this info and the photos. I've been to an Amish town in Tennessee and also Ontario but never got to see the clothes up close. Michelle, I love coming here to visit you-you make me look for simpler pleasures.
Hugs, Noreen

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful post, Michelle. I love your pictures. You get better and better and better at photography. I love the one of the hats on the shelf. Blessings to you- xo Diana

annie said...

lovely post!

Christine said...

I'd love to visit - is this in Indiana? Relatives of ours visited Shpshewana and said it was a special place so now I want to go!
I found an antique ladies black bonnet on our recent trip to Berlin Ohio and treasure it!
Best wishes
Christine

BumbleBeeLane said...

Thanks for sharing.I notice alot of the Amish at market wear dark purple and black.I wonder if differnt orders were differnt colors or if they just like to add a little color now and then.Warm Blessings!~Amy

SweetPepperRose said...

Hi there! My MIL went on a trip that stopped over in the Amish community and she enjoyed it very much. After seeing these items, and also your country photos, I'd like to go myself. You have a nice site ;)
JoAnn