Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1860's Bodice in Green and White Plaid

From the seller:

A charming 1860’s green and white plaid printed cotton polonaise style bodice. The bodice has full pagoda style sleeves. It has a wide shawl style collar and a small green cotton print collar. The collar and sleeves are trimmed with black velvet ribbon and green silk fringe. The sides of the skirt are gathered up on each side. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front button closure. The bodice is in very good condition. There is some slight underarm discoloration mostly to the inside lining. Bust 32 Waist 24.

From Me:

The bodice itself is very indicative of the early 1860's however the skirt, I think, was added later as the style changed after the American Civil War.


  1. That is really strange. I don't know what to make of the skirt - it might be a short overskirt in a later 1860s style - but the bodice with the "flap" thing and the funnel sleeves is spot-on early 1850s.

    1. Sometimes, I think our ancestors did things like this just to confuse us. ;-)