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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.

A gorgeous dark olive brocade in a floral design.

Made to fit your measurements. We will need Bust, Ribcage/Underbust, Waist, Hip & Side Seam Measurements.

Choose your bias trim color: Berry, Black, Blue, Brown, Claret, Cream, Gray, Green, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Spice or White.

Choose your Grommet Color: Gold, Silver or Black.


• Front & side laces.
• Adjustable Shoulder Straps
• Square Neckline
• 6 pieces of 1/2" flat steel boning with 4 on the front and 2 on the back.
• 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.
• A back designed with a point and 2 pieces of boning for comfort and shaping that we call "the ducktail".

Frequently asked questions about OddBodkinShop

Bodices can be spot cleaned with upholstery cleaner or mild soap and lukewarm water. Check for colorfastness on a hidden area first. Febreez and air out your bodice if it gets musty smelling. Use a steamer for cleaning/pressing.

If your bodice is particularly dirty, try to remove most of the mud/mess while it's dry with a stiff brush. Then, hang in the shower, spray with lukewarm water, and let drip dry.

Dry cleaning or machine washing is NOT recommended. Use these same directions for doublets.

Chemises, skirts, bloomers, pants, shirts, etc can be machine washed in warm water on permanent press, then machine dry on low until damp, then hang to dry completely. Iron can be used on poly blend setting.

For other garments, email.
Our measurement charts and directions are available here: http://oddbodkin.com/shop/index.php?main_page=page&id=1&chapter=1
Odd Bodkin is a one woman show, so wholesale is not available.
I love doing custom orders! Email with your ideas and pictures and we can collaborate or call and make an appointment if you are in Houston. You can come into the studio, touch the fabric and make all the decisions! No worries! I'll walk you through it either through email or in person.
Rush orders are on a case by case basis and may require an additional fee for a guaranteed ship by/in hand date. Please give me as much time as possible to make your garb!
None of my bodices are reversible. They way they are constructed allows me (or my clients) to easily repair broken boning strips and prevents permanent damage to the fabric if/when the boning wears through the bone casing.

Metal is always going to win against fabric eventually, and by making bodices this way, I can extend the life of the bodice for many years.

Odd Bodkin Maiden Bodice in Olive Green Esprit Brocade - Made to Order - grntap9



  • Handmade item
  • Materials: canvas, spring steel boning, bias tape, bone casing, cotton, upholstery, brocade
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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