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Decorative French circa 1880 Size 8 Pale Pistachio Green Bodice with Cream Lace Detail

£195.00

Product description

This French bodice was made around the 1890s in ether Toulouse or Paris, we know this from the label that was found on the inside on the waist band, stating that garment was made by a seamstress/tailors company we assume is called Madame Craignae with two stores one in Toulouse, and another in Paris. Unfortunately after half of the label is in fact missing however there was enough to work with to help research into this blouse’s past. This bodice would have been accompanied by a gathered or pleated skirt and bustle, and would have been worn as an everyday gown. You can imagine the life this blouse will have lived, strolling through the streets of Paris on a spring afternoon, or even walking through Toulouse’s streets.
This bodice is made from a beautiful pastel blue satin with cream lace and twill weave lining with cording used to strengthen the seams and enclose boning to sculpt the waist line. The satin has been gathered at the waist to create a curved shape within the body, along with a lace ribbon decoration which has been hand stitched in place along the pleated satin. The neckline lies close to the neck and is embellished with lace which follows the shape of the neck out over the shoulders and down the front of the bodice, then finished off by a thin decorative ribbon with beads and sequins around the top of the neck. The sleeves are also gathered around the top and bottom to create the puffed sleeve effect typical of the era, this also has lace ribbon detail within the pleated satin and within the cuff.
This bodice has been well worn over its 130 years and has undoubtedly had a few tears along the way, the fabric has torn in several places as expected from such a delicate fabric like satin, there is also some fading in the fabric meaning for a slight discolouration especially around the sleeves.
This would be a great gem in an antique dress or clothing collection or even a great talking point for you and your friends. It is a one of a kind hand and machine stitched blouse, and you won’t find another like it.
Measurements
Neck: 14.3inch 36cm
Front Length: 16.8inch 42.5cm
Back length: 14.6inch 37cm
Waist: 24.5inch 62cm
Chest: 36inch 91.5cm
Sleeve: (shoulder to cuff) 16.5inch 42cm

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Item details

Size:
8
Colour:
Green
Brand:
Unbranded Vintage
Condition:
Used: good
Decade:
Pre 1920
Exact fabric:
Silk Satin, with Twill weave lining and Lace
Fabric:
Satin
Type:
Blouse

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About this item

This French bodice was made around the 1890s in ether Toulouse or Paris, we know this from the label that was found on the inside on the waist band, stating that garment was made by a seamstress/tailors company we assume is called Madame Craignae with two stores one in Toulouse, and another in Paris. Unfortunately after half of the label is in fact missing however there was enough to work with to help research into this blouse’s past. This bodice would have been accompanied by a gathered or pleated skirt and bustle, and would have been worn as an everyday gown. You can imagine the life this blouse will have lived, strolling through the streets of Paris on a spring afternoon, or even walking through Toulouse’s streets.
This bodice is made from a beautiful pastel blue satin with cream lace and twill weave lining with cording used to strengthen the seams and enclose boning to sculpt the waist line. The satin has been gathered at the waist to create a curved shape within the body, along with a lace ribbon decoration which has been hand stitched in place along the pleated satin. The neckline lies close to the neck and is embellished with lace which follows the shape of the neck out over the shoulders and down the front of the bodice, then finished off by a thin decorative ribbon with beads and sequins around the top of the neck. The sleeves are also gathered around the top and bottom to create the puffed sleeve effect typical of the era, this also has lace ribbon detail within the pleated satin and within the cuff.
This bodice has been well worn over its 130 years and has undoubtedly had a few tears along the way, the fabric has torn in several places as expected from such a delicate fabric like satin, there is also some fading in the fabric meaning for a slight discolouration especially around the sleeves.
This would be a great gem in an antique dress or clothing collection or even a great talking point for you and your friends. It is a one of a kind hand and machine stitched blouse, and you won’t find another like it.
Measurements
Neck: 14.3inch 36cm
Front Length: 16.8inch 42.5cm
Back length: 14.6inch 37cm
Waist: 24.5inch 62cm
Chest: 36inch 91.5cm
Sleeve: (shoulder to cuff) 16.5inch 42cm

Consult a specialist before washing this item

This item will be delivered to you by DHL courier at no extra charge

Size:
8
Colour:
Green
Brand:
Unbranded Vintage
Condition:
Used: good
Decade:
Pre 1920
Exact fabric:
Silk Satin, with Twill weave lining and Lace
Fabric:
Satin
Type:
Blouse

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