What to Wear? What to Wear?
It wasn’t a very big city, to be sure; less than 6,000 residents, but still there were balls and plenty of coming-out parties to attend. Then, there was church. What would you wear?
We’ve been looking at 1816, the year Pittsburgh got big enough to become a city
Thanks to the Internet and the popularity of Regency Era romantic
books and movies, 1816 fashions are at least as available now as they were then.
Ready-made clothing only started to appear just before 1816. Sorry ladies that was just for men.
Most everyone knew how to sew, but they got a tailor or seamstress to make the best outfits. You can still get those patterns on the Internet.
If you’re a man, you can do it the modern way — buy ready-made. Like the outfit below.Continue reading…