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  Bodice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bodice is an article of clothing for women, covering the body from the neck to the waist.
In common usage, bodice refers to a sleeveless upper garment, often low-cut, worn in Europe from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century, either over a corset or in lieu of one.
Bodice continues in use to refer to the upper portion of a one- or two-piece dress to distinguish it from the skirt and sleeves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodice   (181 words)

 Bodice -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
A bodice is a piece of (A covering designed to be worn on a person's body) clothing for women.
Since a bodice is most often tightly fitting, it is often worn above a (A minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.) slip, (The time period during which you are at work) shift or undershirt.
A bodice is often stiffened; being pannelled, boned or wired.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/bodice.htm   (131 words)

 Bodice ripper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bodice ripper is variant of romantic fiction, often historical fiction, in which the heroine often loses her virginity by force.
Usually the cover depicts a large-breasted female whose bodice is being ripped by a muscular, often shirtless man. Often she first resists him, but is later overcome with passion.
They may be viewed a form of escapist fiction, with the historical background providing a way of allowing the (usually female) reader to indulge in a rape fantasy without guilt.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bodice_ripper   (114 words)

 Vintage Wedding & Dressy Sewing Patterns For Sale At Grandma's House!
Blouson dress with bodice front, back, and sleeves gathered into lace yoke has round neckline with narrow self bias binding, bodice back button, and self bias loop closing, gathered waistline, flared skirt with side front seams, narrow hem, and attached underskirt with back zipper closing.
Bodice and shortest sleeves are lined; openings in long sleeves closed with loops and buttons.
Variations include contrasting under bodice, collar, and collar ruffle with lace under bodice, collar and collar ruffle with lace or embroidered eyelet edging ruffles and daisy medallion trim; contrasting under bodice, collar, collar ruffle and sleeves; lace and novelty lace trim; or ribbon trim, ribbon bow, and optional front button trim.
www.grandmashouse.ws /patterns/VintageWedding.html   (7208 words)

 Sempstress.org -- Elizabethan Costuming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In Elizabethan costuming, the "Bodice" is generally a waist-length outer garment worn covering most of the upper torso of a woman.
Bodices were frequently elaborately decorated on the front, as well as being worn with a goodly amount of jewelry.
I sew down the inner edge of the trim, pin the trim backwards (towards the center of the bodice), insert the boning between the layers of the bodice, finish the second line of stitch for the boning channel, then finish stitching down the trim.
www.sempstress.org /patterns/drafting/bodices.shtml   (2420 words)

 Bodice Kilts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Bodice kilts were more like a complete dress, however, rather than just a skirt.
Boys wearing a bodice kilt had to wear blouses because shirt tails could not be tucked into the kilt.
The bodice kilt also had the advantage that it could also be let out in length (indeed most came with a bit that you could let down) and because it fastened loosely at the front it was easy to accommodate changes in girth.
histclo.hispeed.com /style/skirted/other/bodice.html   (1166 words)

 DawnPages -- Bodice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Technically, the bodice or corset is the medieval equivalent of the brassiere, and only women of questionable virtue wore one where the public could see it.
Use boning tape along the inside of the front seams, and under the arms for strength and shaping.
You might even want to put the bodice on and mark the shoulder placement with a pin or chalk before you add them, so you get it exactly where you are comfortable with it.
www.reddawn.net /costume/bodice.htm   (553 words)

 bodice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This Pierrot bodice was remade in the late 18th century from a much earlier 18th C. garment.
This conically shaped bodice was meant to be worn with a stomacher, filling in the space between the two front panels.
A similarly shaped bodice is pictured on page 31 of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 1998 exhibition catalog, "The Ceaseless Century".
www.antique-fashion.com /2620.htm   (233 words)

 Dress Diary: a 16th century Florentine gown
Since this is fairly close to my time of study, and because bodice construction appears to show few major changes during these 50 years, I decided to model my version on the outer and inner bodices from the Eleanora of Toledo gown featured in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion.
To construct the bodice, I first sewed vertical channels over the entire front of the bodice, which was simply made from two layers of linen.
This canvas bodice definitely was a lot better, but it was very stiff and cone shaped, which I'm not sure is really as appropriate for Florentine styles before 1525, and I still had that stupid crease anyway.
homepage.mac.com /festive_attyre/research/diary/diary2.html   (1986 words)

 Ladies' Wedding & Dressy Sewing Patterns For Sale At Grandma's House!
Bodice C: Scoop neckline with self-fabric ruffle and elbow length lace sleeves with gathered cap and elastic.
Bodice F: Bound neckline, elbow length sleeves with gathered cap and elastic and ribbon trim, underbodice.
A and B have bodice with princess seams, shoulder straps, and flared skirt.
www.grandmashouse.ws /patterns/LadiesWeddingDressy.html   (5494 words)

 Belle of the Bay: Custom Corset-Style Damask Bodice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Bodice Description: A reversible bodice made of a regal damask, your choice of purple or blue, lined in crepe-back poly fl satin.
The bodice is bound at the top with fl satin bias tape, and is fully reversible to fl crepe-back satin.
Bodice will be shipped within 3-4 weeks after payment, measurements, and color choices have been received, to allow for time to custom draft a pattern to your measurements and complete the bodice.
www.belleofthebay.com /bellecslpbodice.htm   (556 words)

bodice is a first generation sloper consisting of pattern blocks for bodice front, back and fitted sleeve.
You can use the bodice for a camisole or bustier or combine it with a skirt or pant for a full figure garment with a waistline seam.
Depending upon current fashion and personal preferences, bodice darts can be combined, divided, moved or converted, but will always be the correct size in the right place when starting with a personal sloper.
www.cadterns.com /bodice.htm   (122 words)

 Bobby Dene's Vintage Clothes-Women's Clothing, Dresses, Gowns
This bodice is very colorful and looks great with the beaded skirt and capelet.as pictured.
and is seen on bodice, sleeves and 12" wide area circling the lower area of the skirt.
The silk under the bodice is in good condition, also the cummerbun waist.
www.bobbydene.com /wcloth1.htm   (1991 words)

 A Vintage Wedding - Vintage Wedding Gowns and Vintage Wedding Accessories
The bodice of the gown is white lace with a high neckline.
The bodice of the gown features a high neckline in the back, which begins to drop as it rounds the neck.
The bodice begins with a modifed sweetheart neckline which drops to a "V" at the center front.
www.vintagewedding.com /new.html   (1909 words)

 Making an Elizabethan Bodice Pattern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This bodice can be worn over your bodice, or it can be worn without a corset underneath to create an "Elizabethan" silhouette appropriate to middle or lower class women.
The bodice pattern instructions above aren't exceedingly precise; you may need to alter the armhole, shorten or lengthen the sides, and you will also need to find out how long the straps should be and whether the neckline of this bodice is too wide or narrow for your taste.
Place the front piece of your bodice fabric on the fold, trace around the pattern, and cut out the fabric 1/2 an inch away from the traced edge of the pattern.
costume.dm.net /kirtlepat   (1110 words)

 Barton Rolsky Bodice Text
The garment I will be describing is called the 'three piece bodice' because it is made of only three pieces (excluding trim, etc.) This is very simple for the period.
There is a third way of getting a pattern for a close fitting bodice of as many pieces as you would like with out any finicky measuring at all.
If you are not wearing a corset, be certain to line your bodice with a stiff cotton or linen fabric perhaps with a middle lining of buckram.
www.eznetinc.net /users/brolsky/bodicenf.html   (3736 words)

 Italian Renaissance Costume Construction
If the bodice is similar to the bodice we have designed (and it is a basic design, not complicated) disregard the neck, skirt and sleeves.
Also, a sturdier fabric for the bodice works well, looks good and can take the stress of a snug fit easily without having to be reinforced by layers of heavy innerfacing and lining as will lighter fabrics.
We often consider more expensive fabric for the bodice as it is a small amount, then make the skirt out of a less expensive fabric, as there are many more yards in it than the bodice.
homepages.wmich.edu /~rowen/renbk/rendressbook.html   (2831 words)

 Twill Bodice - MWArt.com
The bodice's corset fit props up the assets for an exotic image woven from threads of seduction.
The term bodice comes from a pair of bodies, because originally it was made of two piece that fasten together, usually by lacing.
In common usage, bodice refers to a sleeveless upper garment, often low cut, worn in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century, either over a corset or instead of one.
www.mwart.com /product.asp?pid=1572&cat=141&subcat=Y&AFID=20803&PRDID=1572   (163 words)

 Bobby Dene's Vintage Clothes-Wedding dresses, Gowns
The bodice is lined with silk organza, which is in very good condition, but the neck lining has some splits, The skirt lining is the same as the bodice to hipline, below hipline is unlined.
The bodice is 18" long in front from shoulders and 17" in back.
Bodice length is 18" in front and 16" in back.
www.bobbydene.com /weddr1.htm   (3086 words)

 Past Patterns: #800 Skirt and #801 Bodice. Fan Front Bodice w/ Flounced or Single Skirt
It is also appropriate to interpret 1850's clothing because images of women wearing the fan front bodice in the 1850's abound.
The bodice is boned and closes in the back with hooks and eyes.
For examples of printed cotton to use for this bodice and skirt see the book by Susan Meller and Joost Elffers titled "Textile Designs." The subtitle states, "Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns for Printed Fabric by Motif, Style, Color, Layout and Period and 1,823 Illustration in Color." The ISBN is 0-8109-3853-7.
www.pastpatterns.com /800.html   (317 words)

 Tutu.Com - Costuming Patterns: Bodice and Tutu-Panty Patterns
Our bodice and tutu-panty patterns have been developed over many years of tutu and dance-dress design and construction, and are the very patterns Ms.
Although suitable for any garment requiring a multi-piece boned bodice, please be aware that we are not period-piece or wedding-gown designers, and cannot provide fitting or construction advice for these costumes.
Folts' books and patterns are in use by professional and amateur costumers world-wide, and her own designs and creations can be seen on stages and in television shows and commercials around the world.
www.tutu.com /bks_ptrnsbodice.html   (903 words)

 Sapphire & Sage - Bodice Jewelry Page
This bodice chain is made with 25x18mm and 18x13mm smooth acrylic cabochons, 6mm imported Czech glass pearls and faceted beads, and teardrop pearls.
This bodice chain is made with 25x18mm and 18x13mm smooth acrylic cabochons, 6mm imported Czech glass pearls, 3mm silver-lined glass accent beads, and teardrop pearls.
The "Jane" bodice jewelry is made with a 25x18mm smooth acrylic cabochon set in lace bordered settings, 8mm imported Czech glass round and teardrop pearls, and measures 7" in horizontal length for the regular size, and 13" for the plus size.
www.sapphireandsage.com /bodice.html   (659 words)

 Frock Factory Collection. Wedding dresses Bridal Bridesmaid Prom ballgowns designer evening gowns Leicester UK
A strapless, boned bodice, with beaded bias-cut band and full-length skirt with circular hem...
A strapless boned bodice with sweetheart shaped neckline and a full-length skirt with a ‘fantail’ train...
A boned bodice, with pearl organza panel and with ribbon straps and a long straight skirt, with a vent at the centre back...
www.thefrockfactory.co.uk /styles.htm   (317 words)

 Women of the Civil War Page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This bodice pattern is for a jewel neck bodice with modified pagoda sleeve.
The bodice is not tight fitting, like most of the bodices worn; it utilizes pleats or gathers and fabric belts to give it shape at the waistline.
The bodice is fitted to the body using vertical pleats from the shoulders to the waist.
www.longago.com /civilwarwomenpage4.html   (4594 words)

 Wrap Bodice
The bodice is not tight fitting; instead it utilizes small pleats along the waistline to give it shape and structure.
This is a great bodice to start your Civil War sewing, as it is one of the easiest to make and fit, while giving you the basic sewing techniques for garments of the Era.
The bodice is designed to be worn with detachable collar and sleeve “jockeys.” The pattern includes a pattern for the insert for the neckline.
www.tstitches.com /store/tsb-108.htm   (239 words)

 DawnPages -- Fitted Bodice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It's difficult to provide a bodice pattern that fits any two people, because, as we know, we're all shaped differently.
He made the bodice of the gown on the left using this method, and the costume for the gentleman, as well.
On the right is a bodice made for a rennaissance festival.
www.reddawn.net /costume/bodice2.htm   (666 words)

 Woman's Bodice, 1905
This back supporting bodice from around 1905 was designed to alleviate the common complaint of upper back pain and help prevent shoulder stooping.
The bodice has extended shoulder straps, each of which has fourteen eyelet holes and an inset of suspender elastic.
These would be inserted into the eyelet holes in order to hold the bodice firmly in place around the shoulders.
museums.leics.gov.uk /collections-on-line/GetObjectAction.do?objectKey=273326   (177 words)

 Fashion Columbia Collection Item 2001.050   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The cotton chintz inner bodice is fitted with double pointed darts, has CF hook and eye opening, and stays down the CF.
The back wool bodice is underlined with the chintz, has fitted princess seams, tucks at center neckline, and tucks at waist to create fullness for the bustle.
Maroon ribbon is used to decorate shoulders, hem, and cuffs.
fashioncollection.colum.edu /item.php?id=2001.050   (101 words)

 T-Shirt and Tape Bodice Pattern   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At this point, uncap the marker and draw the bodice neckline (square, curved, or arched) that you prefer.
Most of the bodice backs I've seen in period pictures were curved and fairly low, but if your persona is upper class enough to need a higher neckline, add more tape across the back.
If the bodice is middle to upper class with a back closure, you may want to add a contrasting insert of fabric.
home.aol.com /lclacemker/larasbodicepattern1.html   (941 words)

 Dhu Gillywack 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
In the haon dresser you see a simple gold-piped bodice, a silver-piped bodice, a sleek cat-stitched bodice, a multihued leaf-stitched bodice, a silvery moon-stitched bodice, an elaborate frog-stitched bodice, a raven feather-trimmed bodice, a peacock feather-trimmed bodice, a chiffon and claret silk bodice and a chiffon and raven silk bodice.
On the haon dresser you see a fitted emerald-dusted bodice, a low-cut ruby-dusted bodice, an exquisite sapphire-dusted bodice, a fl diamond-dusted bodice, an elegant peridot-dusted bodice, an epauletted crystal-dusted bodice, a silk pearl-beaded bodice, a moonstone and platinum beaded bodice, a buttoned moss green silk bodice and an intricate flworked bodice.
In the massive armoire you see a backless silver bodice, a raven fl velvet bodice, a formal gold shirt, a coppery silk shirt, a silver-laced moss green vest, a gold-buckled brown leather vest, a backless ruby damask gown, a peacock blue backless silk gown, a knee-length dusk grey longcoat and a snow white satin jacket.
home.kc.rr.com /gemstone/Dhu_Gillywack_2004.html   (17191 words)

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