A Bustle Bodice

c. 1880

The inside of the bodice.  The two different lining fabrics are visible, polished cotton for the tabs and facings, and regular cotton for the body.  As was common with 19th century clothing, the bodice is flat lined and the seams left exposed, clearly visible

A close up of the tabs.


A close up of the collar.



The velvet seam pulled away from the lining seam.  The lining is done so perfectly that the two pieces of fabric look like one.


The turned back cuff, showint the lining and the facing.  A close up of the darts. 

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