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Thread: Daughter School Project Due 4/26/11

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    I need ideas and suggestions on a quick, easy, and inexpensive costume for my daughter to "dress up" in while she is giving a presentation about the state of Massachusetts. My daughter is in the 5th grade. The teacher gave an example if you were doing a report on Tennessee you could dress as a cowboy. They gave the assignment out on Thursday and I have had a difficult time thinking of anything. Everyones input would be greatly appreciated.

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    Mass is associated with Pilgrims, the Red Sox, Patriots, Paul Revere, Whaling, The Freedom Trail, the Boston Tea Party (there you've got Indians as well), Boston Brahmins (rich people), Fishing

    That's all I got right now, If I come up with more I'll come back :-)

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    I am wondering where the cowboys are riding the range in Tennessee... Maybe they mean the country music crowd -- all hat and no cattle.

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    Paul Revere?

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    I just did a wikipedia search on Massachusetts:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts

    It would depend on what her subject matter is.

    If from a historical perspective maybe a pilgrim.

    If from today's era: Mass is known more for its technology, higher education, health, and political (Kennedy's), arts, musician, and commercial fishing careers.

    Martha's Vineyard is an island off the the coast of Mass, a part of the same state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I am wondering where the cowboys are riding the range in Tennessee... Maybe they mean the country music crowd -- all hat and no cattle.
    I was wondering the same thing!

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    Make a giant tea bag and she can do the boston tea party

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    She could wear red socks, carry a fishing pole and a rock (plymouth rock) and wear a pilgrams hat. Then she could talk about many things :)

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    Oh, and maybe you could pin tea bags on her shirt.

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    Also a seat of higher education home of Harvard, MIT, Boston Univ, Boston College, many other colleges and universities

    Home of many medical institutions & well known hospitals

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    Does she have any Halloween costumes of witches? The Salem witch trials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I am wondering where the cowboys are riding the range in Tennessee... Maybe they mean the country music crowd -- all hat and no cattle.
    I was wondering the same thing!
    Me Too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Make a giant tea bag and she can do the boston tea party
    That sounds like a fun unique idea. :)

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    LOL I was wondering the same thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I am wondering where the cowboys are riding the range in Tennessee... Maybe they mean the country music crowd -- all hat and no cattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I am wondering where the cowboys are riding the range in Tennessee... Maybe they mean the country music crowd -- all hat and no cattle.
    I was wondering the same thing!
    Me Too.
    And me----I said What???

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    A long skirt, a white blouse, preferably long sleeves and a knit shawl. Add a white cap on her head and she is an early American settler. Wonder where the teacher is from I never associated cowboys with Tenn. I think of Davy Crocket and trappers/scouts etc with Tenn.

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    I was thinking the same thing--ROF LOL!! Whoops forgot to add quote about Tennessee cowboys!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommafank
    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical
    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I am wondering where the cowboys are riding the range in Tennessee... Maybe they mean the country music crowd -- all hat and no cattle.
    I was wondering the same thing!
    Me Too.
    And me----I said What???
    Dixiebelle lives in TN.....some one missed that the project was on MA :wink:

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    Hang tea bags from a hat like Minnie Pearl did the price tag. Cowboys in Tenn? That one had me curious also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I am wondering where the cowboys are riding the range in Tennessee... Maybe they mean the country music crowd -- all hat and no cattle.
    All hat no cattle! funny!!! I too wondered about cowboys and Tennessee

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    I love the tea bag idea. It is very appropriate in today's political climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenini
    Mass is associated with Pilgrims, the Red Sox, Patriots, Paul Revere, Whaling, The Freedom Trail, the Boston Tea Party (there you've got Indians as well), Boston Brahmins (rich people), Fishing

    That's all I got right now, If I come up with more I'll come back :-)
    You covered a multitude...Mass. is so steeped in US history, you can dress the part just about any way....
    For instance: Do you have a long skirt and peasant blouse? Add a colonial bonnet and she will look like most of the girls I saw for our 5th grade colonial day celebration where I taught in CT. You do not have to over think this as it was probably meant to add a little flare to their reports. If she likes sports, dance or drama, just have her use what she has to show her own interest.

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    Salem witch trials...use a Halloween costume. Or if the teacher has a sense of humor she could go as a "Mayflower" and tie in the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock. LOL I think I need more coffee!

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    Sam Adams....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tropical
    Quote Originally Posted by moonwork42029
    Make a giant tea bag and she can do the boston tea party
    That sounds like a fun unique idea. :)
    You could use some lightweight interfacing lined halfway up with brown tulle, in a square that fits over her torso, shoulder seams with a hole for her head, stitch in a couple of inches at the hips to show the shape of the square. Then add a string with a tag that says Boston Tea Party on it.

    Quick directions: Cut two rectangles of interfacing long enough to cover from the nape of her neck to past her bottom and 7-8 inches wider than her body, leaving enough room for seam allowances and movement. Then cut two pieces of brown tulle (or dip the bottom half of the interfacing in tea or brown dye until it is dark enough) about half the size of the rectangles. Put the two pieces of interfacing face to face, then put the tulle on each side at the bottom. Pin all four sides. Stitch shoulder seams allowing for her to put her head through and side seams from the top of the tulle down. Sew in two inches on each side of the bottom. Trim corners and turn right side out. Attach string at the back of the garment's neckline and add square of paper as the tab. She can draw an appropriate design on the square of paper.

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