Saturday, April 30, 2016

Victorian and Edwardian Bodice and Shirtwaist Lot with Natural Form Overskirt

From the seller:
Lot of Victorian Blouses plus one/two Jackets? with a bustle?. I think most of this belonged to my great grandmother who was very tiny. The pink silk jacket goes with the bustle that I tried to photograph on the chair. To gauge size, the pink jacket measurements are below. I am not a collector, but would say that none of these are in pristine condition - there are brown spits and other blemishes. Please see photos for condition and ask any questions before you bid

Approximate measurements (jacket closed):
Across the top (sleeve seam to sleeve seam): 13 1/2"
Pit to pit: 15", please double

Waist at narrowest point: 12", please double

Length: 18" (taken in the back to the waist, not including the points)

From Me:

Because everything I look at the pink bodice and the lovely lacy Natural Form shirtwaist in comparison to the others, the above is the song I have going through my head. Just sayin'....

For the blouse, scroll down to number 59 for another extant blouse that is similar in cut.

1879 Fashion Plate

The pink dress in the fashion plate may have been the inspiration for the extant bodice and overskirt! It's a lovely color...

As for the rest of the lot:

1904 Fashion Plate from  Wearing History
Probably Edwardian but these styles were worn into the Teen's era so anywhere in the early 20th C.

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