Tuesday, April 24, 2012
1840's Bodice Striped!
From the seller:
A splendid 1840’s black satin and stripe bodice. The bodice is all hand stitched. The fabric has a red, green and white stripe pattern on a black background. The bodice has a boned pointed front waist. The neckline, shoulders, armscyes, waist and center panel are all piped. The bodice is lined with home spun linen and is padded in the bust area. The bodice has a back hook and eye closure. It is in excellent condition. There are no holes and no underarm discoloration. The lining has scattered pin size age spots. Bust 32 Waist 24.
I bid on this one but got out bid in the last few minutes. The fabric looks almost modern in color but the styling is very much typical for the 1840's.