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)
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|