Sometimes I like to look at museum pieces and imagine myself in them…don’t we all! Then I got to imagining what each phase of my life’s wardrobe would have looked like if I had been born 100 years earlier. So lets play that game together.
If I had been born in 1864 what would I have worn. Well, my mom was Catholic so I was baptised. I would have worn something like this (actually looks like a longer, less synthetic version of what I actually did wear!)
I likely would have worn a bonnet. I could not find an example of a bonnet from the 1860s but I imagine they did not change too much in form over the decades.
My every day wear would be basically shorter less ornate versions of this until I started trying to totter around.
Next week I will try to find out what I might have worn in the late 1860s as a toddler.