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1870 Senora Bodice- Early Bustle Edwardian

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Description from Truly Victorian's website:  You will need to purchase a bustle pattern to wear underneath to get the silhouette pictured.


The Senora Bodice is a great example of the transitional style from hoop to bustle 1869-1872. The main highlight is the layered front; with a vest and outer Jacket layer. Both versions have a shallow point at the waist, and the closure in the center front. The “jacket” is in Bolero style, and curves down into the tails. The vest is sewn to the bodice proper at the side and shoulder seams, and at the armhole. The fitted sleeve is in 2 pieces, and can be long, or elbow length with fabric ruffle and optional inner ruffle. The basque is pulled up into pleats at the center back, falling in cascades down each side.
View A has a vest with high neckline and long sleeves.
View B has a square neck and elbow sleeves with layered ruffle.


Sizing and Yardage Information:


All the sizes are included, as given below.


Sizing A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Bust 30″ 32″ 34″ 36″ 38″ 40″ 42″ 44″ 46″ 48″ 50″ 52″ 54″ 56″
Waist 22″ 24″ 26″ 28″ 30″ 32″ 34″ 36″ 38″ 40″ 42″ 44″ 46″ 48″
Main Fabric
View A
2 3/4 yards or 2.6 m
View A
2 7/8 yards or 2.7 m
Main Fabric
View B
3 yards or 2.8 m
View B
2 5/8 yards or 2.4 m
View B
3/4 yard / 0.7 m (if fabric) or 2 ½ yards /2.3 m 10″ lace
Vest Fabric 1 yard or 0.9 m
Visible Lining 1 3/8 yards or 1.2 m
interlining 2 1/4 yards or 2.1 m

**Yardages given are with nap for 44/45″ wide fabric.
For Interlining, use a firmly woven fabric like Silesia, pocket lining, or heavy broadcloth.
For undersleeves: use a fine cotton or linen and edge with 2 ½ yds of narrow lace, or 10″ wide lace.
Notions: Seven ¼” stays; Buttons or hooks and eyes for vest closure.

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