Tuesday, February 28, 2012

1890s (?) Purple Print Bodice

From the seller:

Victorian Civil War Era Floral Stripe Dress Boned Bodice

This bodice is made of shiny cotton with a violet & floral stripe on a white background.

The bodice has fully gathered sleeves on the shoulders and open into a bell shape on the bottom. The bottom of the sleeves needs to be hemmed.

It has a round flat neckline with pin tucks across the chest and comes to a Vee on the bottom with pin tucks going up 2” and has a hook with thread eye closure.

The back is form fitting and also comes to a vee with pin tucks running up 3”.

The under bodice is white cotton lining the sleeves and has boning front, sides and back.

The middle back support bone has an upside-down hook on the bottom.


Bust – 36” Waist- 28” Sleeve from shoulder – 27” from underarm – 18” Shoulder – 13” Length from underarm to waist – 7 ¾” Length from neck down back to waist – 16 ½” From front shoulder to waist – 17” Neck – just under - 14”

This is from my collection of over 40 years and fresh to the market.

I do my best to state any flaws with items I sell, but do consider most are used & previously worn vintage before you bid.

Please use photos as part of the description.

From Me:

Based on the upper part of the sleeves and the insides, this looks more late 1890's/early 1900's to me. The sleeves have a slight puff to them and seem to be missing the cuffs.

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