Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hideous 1880's Plaid Bodice

From the seller:

Expertly tailored victorian bodice of silk in copper, bronze and black tones. Ruffled neck and catridge pleated back. Hook and eye closure front. Lined in polished cotton with small interior pocket at chest. Condition per description above, see photos for examples. Measures 27" waist, 18" shoulder to hem, 23" sleeves 10" neck. Chest is small, approximately 24". Fabric is strong albeit flawed. Made of a quality no longer found today. Guaranteed an authentic vintage textile and not a recent reproduction. Please view our other items collected from local Pennsylvania farms, museums and estates.

From Me:

I want to make this and wear a clown hat and go around next Halloween as a Victorian Bustle Era Zombie clown...

1885 Fashion Plate

Although the sleeves are different, the bride is wearing the ridiculous large falling ruff with her gown.  The rest of the style of the bodice falls pretty much in line with the normal silliness of the 1880's.   I mean if you have two half yards of two different fabrics and you really want a new bodice....

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