As I promised: here's what I'm thinking, my initial doodle, for Go Figure. I did this in PhotoShop with images from Wiki Commons. At this stage, I'm really just playing. I know what I want to say, but I'm unsure of how the statement should look.
There will be several more revisions before I'm done, and a shape change. The challenge rules require the piece to be 12 x 12, but there is no stipulation as to the shape. Good. I'm thinking corset shaped, with eyelets and lacing down the center.
Of course, this will change the imagery and placement, but we'll see how it all plays out when I draw the shape in Illustrator and start placing images. I want to try and use the pregnancy corset, the child's corset and the movement opening (double image). I'll most likely lose the metal brassiere and the bustle, but I have another project idea for those.
Oh, and by the way, all these images are from the US patent files (yes, they're now in the public domain - I haven't stolen anything). They're actual garments or, rather, devices of torment. And women actually put these things on every blessed day of thier lives. Incredible isn't it?