Back in 1774, girls didn't go to school. They learned their letters and numbers at home, and then how to run a household. If they were lucky, they attended Lesson's to learn music, arts, home arts, dancing and how to serve Tea, as being a gracious hostess was very important. Lissy is sent to Miss Manderly to learn her Lessons. This is where she meets Elizabeth. This is Lissy's Lesson outfit. it is a cranberry petticoat, with an over jacket, that laces up the front. And don't forget her Mop Cap....girls always wore hats of some kind.