Very sweet Victorian cotton bodice from Sweden is cream with a dainty pale red, pink and grey print. It has a high standing collar and the centre front is gathered into the yoke, giving a blouson effect. The back is pleated. Lined with calico. Closes at the front with 18 brass hooks and eyes!! Seams are hand bound. It is not quite complete, the hem edge is raw and a section is missing at the lower back.
Extra Small - teen or child size
Bust 73.5 cm (29")
Waist to 80 cm (31.5")
Hips to 91 cm (36")
Shoulders 27.5 cm (10.75")
Back 25 cm (9.75") - Sleeves form part of the back
Sleeve 43 cm (17")
Length 49.5 cm (19.5")
Good. Apart from being incomplete, it has 2-3 small well camouflaged brown marks, the worst is shown. Also a small L shaped tear mended near the front opening.