Saturday, September 26, 2015

1890's Ball gown bodice

From the seller:

This beautiful Victorian ball gown bodice is made from a cranberry velvet and ivory silk and tulle trimmed with lace. Inside is lined with taffeta and boned, it has a beautiful flower on one sleeve. The lining is shot, underarms damaged, silk splitting, velvet pretty good but has a few tears, under the arm and over the bust. The flowers and lace good. It measures 24 inches around the waist, bust is 35 inches. as is

From Me:

1892/1893 based on the sleeve style (why did someone sew plastic flowers there?!?) and length of the bodice.

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