|'He Loves Me!' John Dawson Watson - 1858 Private Collection|
|Photo by Albert Bisbee, OH, c. 1850s|
|cotton bodice printed with tiny horses c.1858|
I really like how well it turned out. The fabric is 2.5 yards of cotton batiste from Needle and Thread. I haven't added any closures yet but I may try some buttonholes if I can pick up button hole twist for a reasonable price. I like the option of being able to wear this top tucked in or worn over a dress or corset cover. I've already worn this twice and love how cool and comfortable it is.
Image credits: Craig Shipp