A c. 1884 Bustle Bodice

The workings of the pleats. When the pleats were sewn, the center back seam was left at the bottom with no other stitches to secure it from opening. Therefore, the pleats were lined last and the lining that covered the pleats was sewn in one piece, to make the center back seam secure.

The pleats are faced in the same manner as the rest of the bodice

The cuff is just an extention of the sleeve shape. It's sewn to the bottom of the sleeve, the join is covered with ribbed silk, and then it's folded up to create the cuff.

Another view of the cuff, turned up as if the inside were the outside. The edge of the cuff is faced as well.

Page One-The Overall View and Details
Page Two-Details of the Outside
Page Three-More Details of the Outside
Page Four-Overall Views of the Inside
Page Five-Details of the Inside

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