Friday, September 5, 2014

Black Late 1860's Bodice

From the seller:

Up for auction here is a Victorian blouse or jacket in distressed condition. Silk is kind of shredded, the lining is still in good shape, closes with hook and eye, is boned with 2 on one side, 1 on the other. Check out the pics, they can tell you more than I can type. No tag or label but looks small.

From Me:

My guess is right after the American Civil War.


  1. I have a very similar bodice in my collection, fortunately in much better shape then this one. Mine is early to mid 1860s. With a few minor size adjustments I've used it to create an 1860's bodice pattern for myself. I've used it a few times but it seems like ages since my last Civil War event.

    1. Cool! Civil War isn't really one of the eras I tend to do garb in - I have couple of dresses and a gown but that's it. Regency and the 16th Century are my "but I don't have one in exactly this color!" eras. :-)