After completing my Bustle Pad, I took the time to take some photos of the silhouettes I can make with different combinations of padding.
First, I currently have three different pads.
|In our area we call this a kicker. |
Mine is VERY flat from being squished and packed flat.
|This is a small pad.|
Here are the shapes I can make by combining them. I deliberately used my regency apron to show the fall of lightweight fabric and the difference that padding can make to a hemline.
|Prof. Sprout with just the apron.|
|Prof. Sprout with Bustle Pad.|
|Prof. Sprout with Kicker|
|Prof. Sprout with Bustle Pad and Kicker..|
|Prof. Sprout with Bustle Pad, Kicker and Small Pad.|
By combining them I can approximate the padding of several eras - from Georgian to Bustle. For example, the small pad can be used with my hoops for 1860's and I can use either the kicker or the bustle pad for Georgian, (depending on how big I need/want that bump to be...). I also took the time to have a friend come by and measure my waist to floor length in several of the combinations. The new Bustle Pad makes my center back measurement 4 inches longer than center front.