Civil War Era Past Pattern
#701 1850-1867 Gathered and Fitted Bodices
The woman holding the book is wearing a loose-fitting bodice with bishop sleeves. The front closes with buttons.
The lady with the umbrella wears the same bodice but has chosen a one piece peg-top sleeve. The front of her bodice fastens with hooks and eyes. Both bodices are fitted into a waistband with gathering or plaiting.