Thursday, December 6, 2012

1890's Black Blouse

From the seller:

Victorian 1880's Silk Bodice w Shirring & Beading Sm

This Victorian bodice is made from black silk and is lined with cotton and has boning in the seams. The lining hooks down the center front and the shirred silk panel comes over it and hooks along the shoulder and down the side seam. It has a high stiff collar that hooks in back, the upper sleeves are pouffed and then fitted to the wrist. The sleeves are trimmed with pretty beading and a lacel ruffle around the bottom. One ruffle is torn loose, but coule be tacked back to the wrist. It has some tears on the shoulder, on the folded edges of the collar, small holes under the arms and some damage along the side seam where the hooks and eyes are. It measures 35 1/2 inches around the bust, waist is 25 1/2 inches, across the back shoulder is 11 3/8 inches and it's about 17 1/2 inches from the shoulder to the longest point in center front.

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From Me:

Given the sleeves, this is most likely early 1890's. The fitted bodice, rather than a pigeon front, also points to an early 1890's date. However, this sleeve style became popular again as the 1890's came to a close.

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