Thursday, January 10, 2013

American Civil War Era Bodice

From the seller:

A beautiful 1860’s Civil War Era blue plaid silk bodice. The fabric is designed in shades of blue, tan white and black. The bodice has full pagoda style sleeves that are trimmed with black lace. It is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eye closure. The neck. shoulders, armsyes, and waist are piped. The bodice is in very good and sturdy condition. There is no discoloration just shadows created by the camera flash. There are no splits or holes. There is some very light underarm discoloration. Bust 34 Waist 30.

From Me:

Although the waist looks bigger than normal for this era, remember that this is an above normal waistline. The waistlines were starting to hike up again by the end of the Civil War and get very high by the late 1860's.