c1820 Ballgown Bodice

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The side back

The fabric pieced together.  This is on the left front side.  Though striving for accuracy in my reproduction, I'm not adding this :)

One of the darts.  If you look very closely you can see where stitching has been picked out to make the bodice smaller.  You can also see the difference in stitching in the bodice hem.

The other dart.  Once again, you can see the alteration.

The inside of the sleeve.  Hard to tell what it is, I know!  It is a good view of the seams though, none of them are finished!  Another feature I'm not copying.  This may have lasted 200 years without finished seams, but I don't trust something of mine to last two weeks without them :)



I want to go home now!