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Mary Phelps Jacob ~ Female Inventor of the modern brassiere ~ toile de Jouy for Womens Day
Mary Phelps Jacob was a 19 year old New York socialite who invented the first widely used 'modern' bra. After buying a new dress that her corsets looked awful under, she created her brassiere with handkerchiefs and ribbons ~ creating a "boyish" silhouette rather than a corsetted 'monobosom'. Patent awarded on November 3, 1914. She set up her business under the name Caresse Crosby, and sold the patent to the Warner Brothers Corset Company for $1500 (who went on to make $15 million from it over the next 30 years).
She had a facinating life. Married with children, a war broken husband, a scandalous affair with the younger wealthy Harry Crosby, European bohemian shenanigans, management of a publishing company, suicide of her husband and his lover, support of an artists' colony.... She was also politically active and founded the organization Women Against War. She died in Rome in 1970.
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thanks Helene, thanks Faith! xxx
Posted about 1 year ago.
I love this, and also the fascinating back story x
Posted over 2 years ago.
thank you Julia, thank you Julie xxx
Congratulations on top ten Sharon! Looks fabulous printed!
Congratulations! How beautiful and well developed!
thanks Victoria xxx
Congratulations on top ten.
thank you Grace :) xxx
Big congrats Sharon! Love your illustrations.
thank you Pat! thank you Jan! xxx
Congratulations on top ten - love the inclusion of corset-free Lady Liberty and all the flying brassieres!
Congratulations Sharon....this was some really great drawing!
thank you Ceri xxx
Well done Sharon! :)
Women's Day Toile Design Challenge Top Ten!
atate uploaded a fabric image for
handkerchiefs and ribbons :
huzzah! thanks so much all! :D xxx
Yahhoooo Sharon! Congrats on top 10!
Fab!!! well done Sharon x
I guess they chose this theme for lazy men like me.
"Well I cannot design anything on this theme!"
Well done, Sharon! Congratulations on placing in the top ten!:-)
Congratulations Sharon.. Top Ten.. way cool :-)
Woo!! Glad to see you in the top ten, Sharon!!
awww thanks Francesca, Susan, Annelie, Su and Wendy! xxx
Congrats Sharon!!! A terrific toile!
Many congratulations! Excellent to see this totally unique take in the top ten!
Congratulations for placing in top ten!!! An excellent design!
Hearty congratulations! Very styling!
Congrats Sharon! Very nice idea and nice design! Complicated, intelligent and full of character!
woooah! thanks SO much for all your lovely comments! what a lovely surprise! yay! xxx
Congratulations on your win!
Congrats on your top-ten placement for a truly awesome and inspired toile de jouy, Sharon! :o)
Congratulations!!!!! Great design! :)
Yay! Congratulations! Fabulous design, Sharon!
Congratulations on placing in the top ten, Sharon!
Congratulations! Wonderful design!
Congratulations, Sharon! Great design!
thanks ever so Julie and Pat :) xxx
Stunning illustrations Sharon, a wonderful toile design!
thank you Paula xxx
Fabulous, what a great toile design Sharon!
thanks ever so Victoria xxx
Wonderful toile design, full of fabulous illustrations. Cool description also.
thanks so much Mira! xxx
Wow! Your design is awesome! Good luck!
thanks ever so Cally, much appreciated xxx
this got my vote, really nice balance of the elements
thank you Sigrid xxx
Beautiful illustration of a fascinating life! Good work.
thanks Melanie! bwahahaha Ceri! :D xxx
Fabulous homage to the over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder Sharon! ;)
Looks fabulous printed, Sharon!
thanks Grace! xxx
Love the illustrations!
thanks Susan! :D xxx
Wonderful illustrations! I am glad to see the details up close. I love it.
detail on modern jersey
scrummy uploaded a fabric image for
handkerchiefs and ribbons :
modern jersey FQ
thank you Jill! thank you Carole! xxx
oh wow! you totally capture the era!
Love the story of Mary Phelps! I've never heard of her. Great design:)
thank you Annelie! thank you Sylvie! xxx
This is just up your street! Super design. :-)
wow! this is so inyteresting! you did an awesome job here
thanks ever so Rhonda, Celia and Tina :) xxx
Fantastic! Such great illustrations!
This is an excellent toile design illustrating a fascinating tale!
thanks Alex :) xxx
Fab design Sharon!
just too spooky! love your design vo xxx
Bwhahahah, GMTA! Ya gotta love a great bra design! Well done.
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