We just finished my closet makeover--well, paint and carpet. In going through all my stuff, I got to thinking what was the oldest item in my closet? Most of us who are older, will have our own clothes that could be as old as 50 years old--maybe even older!
This may be one of the older items in my closet. Its a vintage piece--probably from the 20's or 30's, which I bought at a vintage store in the 70's. It is starting to fall apart, so I can't wear it anymore, yet, I will keep it. It's so pretty, don't you think?
The sequins are starting to fall off and loose their color. The threads are starting to break. Clothing is very hard to keep~it is very effected by heat and humidity. The best thing I can do is keep it in a box, with tissue to help absorb any moisture, and hope for the best. From my work at a local historical society, clothing is one of the costliest items in a collection to keep and the costliest to display.
What is your oldest clothing item in your closet and how do you keep it?