Friday, July 29, 2016

Mid to Late 1860's Bodice

From the seller:

This Civil War era bodice is made from a warp print floral silk taffeta. It's lined in cotton, it has dropped armholes with self piping around the armholes. It buttons with covered buttons down the front and has a tab that hooks across the waistband. It has 2 darts on each side that fan out and have bones behind them. One of the sleeves is missing a ruffle around the wrist, it has scattered spots and underarm stains, a tear on the waistband, but is covered by the tab, waist band is unstitched along the bottom of the waistband. It measures 33 1/4 inches around the bust, waist is 22 and it's 15 1/4 inches long. From the De Young Museum in San Fransisco.

From Me:

1866 Fashion Plate

The cut and the trim placement are more in line with the post American Civil War era - although, just barely.

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