A corded bodice? As in, pre-corset-steels hemp cording?
Looks like fully boned stays (18th century or earlier) to me.... ??
Good eye Evie!
Please don't feel obligated, but I've nominated you for an inspiring blogger award!http://learningtocostume.blogspot.com/2013/04/very-inspiring-blogger-award.html
You are so kind! I feel undeserving since I've been posting so sporadically lately. Tell you what, once I get back into the swing of things then I will gratefully accept.
YOur entries are ddeply missed
Missing you and your very interesting projects. Hope you will get back soon!
I miss it too! I've just wrapped up my course work and thesis project, which means I can start to focus on this project again!
Great, hurry back, it's been rather dull without your frilly photos of corsets and the like (still thinking of the bow on the front of that black 1880s corset from Poland) :)