Outstanding antique mid 1890s - most likely 1895 or 1896 - dramatic leg of mutton also known as gigot sleeve ribbed silk Victorian bodice in a lovely caramel brown hue! She's styled with a high collar neckline with satin ribbon bow accents, pleated front with flattering seam-work and huge puffed mutton sleeves with ribbon bows trimming the tapered hems. Gathered satin ribbon trims the bottom hem with bows accenting the center front and back. She's lined in two calico cotton prints, is fully boned at each interior seam and closes down the center front with 17 hook/eye closures. The collar closes with one hook/loop at back left side. Interior waistband with two hook/eye closures.
Content: Ribbed silk, cotton calico, satin ribbon
Best Fit: XS Petite
Inner Waistband: 24"
Outer Waist: 25 1/2 - 26" max
Front Length: 18"
Back Length: 20"
Shoulder Width: 12"
Sleeve Length: 26"
Condition: Very Good / Structurally Amazing!
Water staining at right mutton sleeve. Slight sun fade at left mutton with some very light 'dust' patches? A couple minor pricks to fabric. Bodice does have a somewhat sweet smell.
Please note: model has a 31.5" bust and 25 - 25 1/2" waist and this bodice fit very well. (inner waistband was not used with live model).
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