Friday, March 9, 2012

Late 1860's Ballgown Bodice

From the seller:

The large satin covered piping around the neck, the bottom of the sleeves, and sectioning the puffs of the sleeves into four parts indicates this lovely moire’ silk faille bodice was made in the 1870s. It is lined in white glazed cotton and laced up the back through hand-worked eyelets. It is boned in the two deeply angled darts on each side as well as with a wire like stiffener between the eyelets and the edge on one side of the back opening.
Measurements: Bust: 36.5 inches (92.5 cm), Waist: 22.5 inches (57 cm)
Condition: The fabric is intact and strong, but there are brown spots on the front and scattered water stains as seen (and emphasised) in the photos.

From Me:

Hello New People! I'm sorry I haven't been posting much the past couple of days - work has been CrAzY!

Although the seller claims 1870's, this looks more like the very high waisted late 1860's to me. Not a big deal, but it's around that beginning of the Bustle Era.

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