I am currently working on the digital designs that I am going to sew onto the corset. I want them to look somewhat abstract. I am thinking about making designs, printing them onto the silk paper, cutting them into strips, and sewing them onto the corsets similar to the lines that the corset already has.
Here are some images I'm experimenting with. I like the abstractness of the last photo with the birdcage. I want to incorporate a bird cage or a modified rib image to symbolize the constraints placed on the women who wear corsets.
I am currently printing the designs I'm creating onto the silk printer fabric. I am playing around with different sizing and colors to see what looks best. Once I have all the images exactely how I want them, I will print them all out and start applying them to the corsets.
For my display in the Tweed, I will have 3 corsets set on stands that I will get probably from an antique shop. The corsets will be set up about 2 feet from the wall, so that people can see both the front and back of them. Behind the corsets will be 3 posters hung up on the wall. The posters will be mostly designs, corset related. I am working on making the posters now.
Here are two designs that I printed out on silk fabric. Then I sewed the silk onto the corsets below.