Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1870's Bustle Era Bodice

From the seller:

Bustle Back Bodice with Point de Gaze and Honiton Hand Made Lace Trims

This bodice dates to the Victorian 19th C and is fashioned of a blue silk, its rear in a matching silk velvet trimmed Flemmish fold bustle back. This piece has been altered in its seams throughout, all alterations done in the period. The seams were well done throughout, none the wiser but it is evident in its unusual front, but nonetheless most attractive with a honiton hand made lace covering, crossing tabs trimmed in crescent jet bead designs with jet fringe dangling. The neckline is trimmed in Valenciennes ruffles, cuffs trimmed in Point de Gaze lace with matching jet. There are some scattered small holes to the lace of the cuffs fully around as seen, no shatter, strong and wearable in its condition. Measures 36 inches around the bust and 28 inches around the waist with the rear center length measuring 24 inches.
Vintage clothing is described to its best and sold as found…and described as accurately as possible. The items HAVE NOT been cleaned and should be cleaned prior to wearing at the discretion of the buyer. Often for proper fit, hang, and wear ability, pieces will need to be altered and/or adding a hook or snap here or there, with a seam closure or strengthening needed. Vintage clothing is most often worn previously, and if old stock, often has slight imperfections from storage, a hint of color or odor.

From Me:

I just love the back of this bodice. The front looks a little too much to my eye but the back is awesome.

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