Monday, August 6, 2012
Edwardian Bodice Unfinished
From the seller:
For auction is an antique Victorian black mourning corset or bodice or whatever. The following measruements were taken with the item laying flat and they are APPROXIMATE. Shoulder to shoulder 15", underarm to underarm 16"; sleeves 23"; height 12". The sleeves and the top half are a delicate black lace. Sleeves have folds in the lace and the bust area has a cotton lining. Cotton lining has a drawstring. Bottom half is a solid black fabric that is 7" high with a 2" hem. There are several small sequins sewn on. The lace netting is in wonderful condition, especially considering its delicate nature. There are 2 tears along the hem on the bottom of one sleeve and one tear on the hem at the bottom of the other sleeve. Also, a 2" break in the lace netting towards the neck area-please see my last 2 photos for a close up of this area. Soild black fabric does have a 1/2" slit and a 1/2" hole in the fabric. These are the largest of the flaws on this part- the rest are all smaller holes which there are quite a few throughout. Because of this, item is being sold AS IS.
*headdesk* Don't you love the seller's description? "Corset or bodice or whatever (I don't care! Gimme your money!)". It's not a mourning bodice with those gold spangles on it. My guess is that it's an unfinished Edwardian bodice. I just liked the sleeves.