We had a snow day today! In Atlanta, GA! This is a rarity, but the snow is for real - I am watching my front lawn turn white as I type. Because of the snow, especially because this is an area that is ill-prepared for snow, my office was let off early. So what did I do? Came home and drew clothing in Illustrator (this is what I do every day for my job, so... I guess I am in the right field?)
I have been doing a bit of research for the new pair of stays I need to make, and I came across this very interesting piece of clothing at the MET:
It is categorized as a "corset," but I haven't seen anything quite like it. There are two bodices of clothing that I have seen (will have to find and add to this post later) that have springs similar to this one - but this is the only one I've seen with bust gussets.
I haven't much to say about this, I spent all afternoon sketching and now I have to run clean, but I thought it was interesting enough to sketch, so enjoy!
Side question: does anybody know where I can procure little springs like the ones contained in this bodice? I want to make a pair of garters with springs, but I'm not sure where to find them. I suppose I'll check the hardware store first... I know I have seen a reproduction of spring-loaded garters by somebody, somewhere, but I can't remember who made them. I would be much obliged to anybody who could point me in the right direction!