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The first side is made with a drop-dead gorgeous, high-quality jacquard fabric with a VERY colorful woven design in too many colors to name. It reverses to a lovely blue and green jacquard fabric. This bodice will go with many different colors of skirts and chemises. Natural cording laces up the front through 14 silver grommets and at the shoulders through 4 grommets for easy torso adjustment. The cording ends are crimped with aiglets for ease of threading and a nice, finished look. It is interlined with heavy decor weight interfacing and contains 8 pieces of supportive boning (a combination of spring steel and poly). What does this mean to you? Superb support and excellent durability while still being reasonably comfortable.
This sturdy bodice is designed to achieve the period-correct conical figure by pressing the chest and stomach flat and squeezing the bosom up above the neckline. (Unfortunately, my dress form can’t “squish”, but hopefully you get the idea!). YOUR chest and waist measurements should be at least the same as te Bodice and can be up to 3 inches LARGER.
The tighter the bodice, the more “push up” and “cinching” effect.
The Cotton Skirt
is made with four full yards of cornflower blue 100% cotton fabric in a cool, comfortable weight (not a poly/cotton blend which has a distinct synthetic sheen in the sunlight). The skirt will be a great addition to your garb collection. It has a drawstring waist for the perfect fit. (I prefer drawstring to elastic in the skirts of my own costumes since they can be worn very tightly under a gown or bodice without riding down.) Circumference is a full 144 inches. Serge hemmed to desired length up to 43″.
The Crinkle Gauze Skirt
Is made with extremely lightweight and somewhat sheer creamy ivory crinkle cotton gauze fabric. It drapes delightfully and because it is so lightweight, it doesn’t add the normal bulk of a second skirt. (I always wear one gauze skirt with one cotton skirt rather than two cotton skirts because with two standard weight cotton skirts makes too much bulk at my waist.) Circumference is approx. 150″. Serge hemmed to desired length up to 43″.