A c. 1894 Leg O'Mutton Bodice

The view from the inside. The sleeves are much different! The narrow lining is fitted to the arm and gives the sleeves that slightly collapsed look without being too flat.

And more of the inside. There are bones on the side seams, the second darts from the front, the side back seam, center back and one is sewn next to the eyes on the center front.

A close-up of the sleeve gathering, showing the interlining that helps the sleeve keep its shape. The sleeve seams were basted before they were sewn, and the basting stitches were left in.

The placement of the bone next to the eyelets. All of the bones in the bodice are enclosed in casings and whipstitched in. This is the only bone that has a hole for securing it.

Page One-The Overall View and Details
Page Two-Details and the Bow
Page Four-Details of the Inside

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