Monday, November 18, 2013

Blue Silk Printed Edwardian Bodice

Beautiful, soft blue silk pigeon front blouse that dates to early 1900.  The blouse features 1/4” pintucks set into a yoke.  The front of the blouse is very full, and is gathered in to a blue waist band.  There is a blue peplum that has been added to the bottom of the waistband to keep it tucked into a skirt.  

The yoke has a 2” shaped band detail set on the edge that is cut on the cross grain. There is a small, 1/2” stand collar.  The blouse opens up the center back and has hooks and eyes that do no look original.  

The sleeve is very full with gathering at the top and also at the bottom where the sleeve ends in a cuff.  

The fabric is a plain weave china silk with a printed pattern. The blouse has a matching belt, and would likely be worn for daytime dress with a walking skirt.   

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