Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Blue Polka Dot Corsage
From the seller:
This corset was for a very petite woman. Way to small for my manniquin. It is hand stitched all over. The blue satin material on the outside has small lemon shaped cutouts throughout, giving it the look of a print. Some of the silk? material has deteriorated, but I don't think there is anymore damage. The inside has some light stains. It hooks together with 9 hooks and 8 eyes. Laces up on one side. ..
I wish the seller would have given measurements but, unfortunately, no.
I know many people would call this a "Swiss Waist" but I wrote on my other blog last year why that's an anachronism and not the actual term. Instead, this is a corsage. It could very well have been worn during the American Civil War - my guess is early 1860's since that is when these were most popular.