SPECIAL NOTICE: The sage fabric shown in the last five photos is no longer available. I will substitute with another equally lovely fabric. I’m happy to send photos of other fabric options.
The first side is made with a breathtaking jacquard with a gorgeous woven design in beige, sage, rose and mauve on a pale aqua background. It reverses to an elegant sage and beige jacquard fabric. Natural cording laces up the front through 14 silver grommets and at the shoulders through 8 more grommets. The cording ends are crimped with aiglets for ease of threading and a nice, finished look.
This bodice is designed to achieve the period-correct conical figure (no darts or princess seams) 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!). It has 8 pieces of supportive boning (a combination of spring steel, spiral steel and heavy poly) and is interlined with heavy weight interfacing. What does all this mean to you? Superb support, comfort and excellent durability for many years of wear. The tighter the fit, the more “push up” and “cinching” effect achieved.
The Cotton Skirt:
Is made with four full yards of beige colored 100% cotton fabric in a cool, comfortable weight (not a poly/cotton blend which has a distinct synthetic sheen in the sunlight). 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″. Serge hemmed to desired length up to 43 inches. This skirt will go with so many other pieces in your garb wardrobe!
Cavalier lady chemise is NOT included but is available for purchase separately.