Saturday, April 25, 2015
From the seller:
A nice group of 1860’s children’s bodices. The first bodice is made of printed cotton. The fabric has a pink and purple floral pattern on a light blue background. The bodice is trimmed with ruffles. The armscyes, center panel and hemline are all piped. The bodice is lined with cotton. It is in good condition. There is some color loss and a few pea size age spots. Shoulders 12 Bust 22 Waist 20. The second bodice is made of blue and white pinstripe silk. It has short cap styled sleeves. The neckline, yoke and sleeves are decorated with burgundy trim. It is lined with cotton and has a back hook and eye closure. The neckline, armscyes and waist are piped. Shoulders 13 Bust 23 Waist 23. It is in good condition. There is a dime size age spot on the front of the bodice. The third bodice is made of light red printed cotton. It has short cap sleeves that are trimmed with white cotton braiding. It is in good condition. There are a couple of light colored pea size age spots. The bodice is unlined and has a back button closure. Shoulders 8 Bust 20 Waist 20.
Although I think the red one is 1860's, I think the other two are 1850's.
Both the above fashion plates are from 1857. The first one shows several dress bodices with that V-shaped front similar to the white bodice. The second fashion plate shows a sleeve very similar to the white bodice as well.