This is DD wearing a shirt that belonged to her great-great grandma Mary. It has metal snaps under the buttons so it can't be any older than 1890. My Granny Freida (Mary's DD) was around #4 or 5 of her six kids and born around 1910. Does the style or fabric give any of you any other clues to it's age? TIA!
ETA: the white is DD's t-shirt
I'm not sure how to age it other than knowing what years she lived and narrowing it down. But how cool is it that you have it!!??!!
my philosophy: there are no real mistakes in quilting, just design opportunities!!
Is that a band at the waist? If so, that's the early 1900s to fit under those fitted much less frou-frou skirts...like the suffragettes.
Found this...maybe helpful?
Barbara Brackman has a book on dating fabric...maybe that would help...or is there a mark on the snaps? Possibly could find out from that.
Oh how special to have that piece of history in your house!!! Like your Great-Gramma almost there!
"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
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