My Civil War ballgown is based off of the women in the blue and yellow ballgown. :D
These are so utterly resplendent! I adore bodices and how they help accentuate the natural curves of a lady's body, and very much wish they were more commonplace in today's styles (outside of the bridal wear realm, I mean).Joyful Tuesday wishes,Jessica
In the top photo, are the stays in the middle meant for a child, or a fashion doll? They're so wee!
I believe that they're for a child. That image is from the book 'Fashion' by the Kyoto Costume Institute.