Maiden Bodice

Starting at: $162.00

Our Maiden Bodice is based, in part, on historical research into Elizabethan bodices. We have taken pains to make this bodice into a form fitting garment that will fit a variety of body types. We have taken some liberties with history, however, so while you should not consider this a historically accurate item, it is an excellent modern interpretation.


  • Front & side laces.
  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • Square Neckline
  • 4 pieces of 1/2" flat steel boning or 6 with Ducktail option.
  • Seams finished with your choice of bias tape then double top-stitched.
  • Lined with heavy canvas.
  • Bone casings sewn on inside of lining to prevent boning from damaging bodice fabric.
  • Extremely adjustable, comfortable and uninhibiting.
  • The option of a flattering back-point and 2 additional pieces of boning - The Duck Tail!
  • See our Bodice Measurement Charts

  • Model: maidbodice

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Fabric Information

Swatch Book

  • If you have found a fabric you like, simply choose it from the drop down menu.

  • Not sure what to pick? Order some swatches to choose from & select "Still Deciding" from the drop down menu. Click to order Swatches.

  • Have something else in mind? You can send me fabric in the mail. Just make sure it's a sturdy, non-stretchy material. Then choose "Sending Fabric" from the drop down menu. A $5 - $20 surcharge may apply for difficult fabrics like satin, thin jacquards or velvet.

  • Accent Fabric Info

  • "Accents" are extra pieces of fabric added to the garment. They include collars, shoulder caps, split caps, skirting, picadills, stomachers and others.

  • If you don't want to have accents on your garb, select "None".

  • If you want the entire garment including Accents made of the fabric you chose above, select "Same".

  • If you want a complimentary fabric used, view your options on our swatch page and select the fabric of your choice.

  • Choose "Sending Fabric" if you have the fabric you want already and will be mailing it.

  • Choose "Still Deciding" if you have ordered swatches and will choose your fabric once you get them.

  • Bottom Accent Info

  • Bottom Accents are an optional enhancement to a basic bodice or doublet.

  • View pictures of our bottom accents.

  • Skirting is made up of 4 large tabs attached to the bottom of the bodice or doublet with two in the front and two in the back.

  • Piccadills consist of 8 small tabs attached to the bottom of the bodice or doublet with 4 in the front and 4 in the back.

  • Ducktail Info

  • All our front laced bodices are now ONLY offered with the ducktail. It helps keep the bodice from bunching and to give more shape, support and comfort overall.

  • The ducktail is a small point on the back along with two lines of steel boning running from the back of the arm hole down to the point.

  • Size Info

  • Measure yourself carefully and compare your measurements to the chart.

  • Compare your measurements to those on our Chart

  • If you are a standard size, choose it from the drop down.

  • If you need a custom size, choose "Custom" and enter your measurements in the boxes provided below.

  • Custom Info

  • Click for measurement information.

  • If you entered "Custom" above, then enter your measurements in the spaces provided below.

  • Grommet Color Info

  • Grommets are the small metal rings that are inserted in the fabric to protect it while lacing. Choose the color that best suits your personal style and your fabric choice.

  • Grommet Color

    Bias Tape Info

  • This is the trim that outlines the edges of your bodice or doublet. Black is standard, but for a more unique look, pick one of the colors available. If you need help deciding, just email or call.

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    This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 04 December, 2008.

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