Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Crazy 1890's Bodice

From the seller:

This piece dates to the Victorian 19th C and is fashioned of a fine grade cotton with a black cross print running throughout. The mega mutton sleeves have layered pleating at the shoulder with the sleeve becoming fitted at the bottom cuff. The bodice closes with 4 matching shell buttons off to the side, great fitted pleating through the center rear back. The plain cotton collar is boned on the points in front, rear could be boned further to give it stance if desired. There are some small age related stains that I have not tried to clean, most of which is on the right outer sleeve. Excellent condition, height of Victorian styling! Measures 30 inches around the bust with 23 inches around the waist and 20 inches in its center length down the rear.

From Me:

A small part of me wants to declare this a runway piece from 1988. :-D


  1. I can't tell if this scares or excites me. But, it might just end up on my Steampunk list....

    1. Isn't it fun? I saw it and my first thought was "Wait, is this from some 1980's movie?" but no. It's all very 1890's just with a hugely modern look. I think it would look awesome paired with bloomer pants for a steampunk outfit.