Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Post Edwardian Striped Bodice
The bodice is built with a false jacket detail popular during this time period. The center front of the bodice has a gentle v-neck accented with a black band of trim. The striped fabric falls gracefully from the ribbon to a gathered detail at waistline, and the center front is accented by velvet covered buttons.
The bodice is built onto a 2” wide petersham ribbon. There is an attached belt of striped fabric with black velvet ribbon to finish off the top. The belt is missing a piece, which makes the photographs seem unfinished.
The closures are hidden under a placket on the front left side of the body that extends up to the shoulder. The bodice is lined with netting to give it more body without bulk.
The 3/4 length sleeves are set into the armscye with piping, are only slightly gathered at the cap, and have a detail of piping and buttons that run down the top of the sleeve to the hem. There are 3 pintucks on the inside of the arm to shape the sleeves. the cuff of the sleeve has a folded, gathered ruffle of striped fabric, a band of black velvet ribbon and a gathered band of scalloped edged needlepoint lace.