I've changed up my posting board a tad to show a new Victorian bodice that I found recently.
So often a beautiful garment like this goes into a drawer or closet to rarely see the light of day.
But this one has so many fabulous details to show off! That fancy lace, for instance. And that surprising collar with the black stitching.
These items are almost always in the smallest sizes. I estimate this size to be around a two or four at the most. And the condition tells me that it was put away in a chest for probably a hundred years.
Who knows exactly whom it was being saved for. But now it's only for you and me to appreciate! I thought you might like to see the exquisite details up close. Like that interesting crepey cotton fabric.
And the lace inset sleeves.
We are back to brilliant autumn sunlight streaming into the middle of the house in the mornings.
So perfect for illuminating the textures of life. . . .
Like this beautiful shoulder seam.
And the soft folds of the bodice.
It only leaves us to wonder and dream about another life so long ago,
and to bring a little of its grace and charm into our own.
These fall days are still so fine.
I hope it is the same for you. . . .
So nice that you had a moment to stop by!
I'll be getting back to you soon!
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