Making a 1660s Silk Bodice

Overview of the 1660’s BodiceIn the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is a rare example of a late seventeenth century silk satin boned bodice decorated with parchment lace. The bodice is typical of the 1660s with a long waist, shortened cartridge pleat sleeves and an off-the-shoulder neckline, and would have formed the upper part of […]