Vena Cava Design

14th August 2020

We will be closed between the 12th and the 20th September to allow us to have an Autumn break. You will still be able to place orders and mail us, we promise to deal with these promptly on our return.

The post is finally starting to catch up and services are getting quicker again. This has been a challenging time for all of us with supplies being slow to arrive and leave but we got through it and we thank you for your patience and loyalty.

Signatures are still not being collected on UK delivery services and if your order is urgent we do still suggest you use one of our upgraded services. Courier delivery is available on request.

All Good Wishes, Liz and the team

Historical Sewing Patterns (Women)

1886 Evening Bodice

1886 Evening Bodice

Our 1886 Evening Bodice is suitable for the years 1885 - 1889. The front of this bodice has an over front with pleats on the shoulder and gathered at the ribs, and opens over the fitted under bodice at the center front. Below the gathers, a separate "vest" sews into the front dart, and can be made in the same, or a contrasting fabric.

The under bodice has a rounded neckline, with narrow shoulder straps. The front waist is pointed, and the sides curve upward over the hip. The bodice back has a "bow" that is created by extended Side Back pieces that pleat high up at the center back, and attach to the Center Back point with ties.. The closure is in the center back with grommets and lacing. The sleeve is a small evening sleeve with pleats at the top of the armhole.

This bodice is designed to fit snugly over a corset, and over any sized bustle.

Our Price (inc VAT): £14.42

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