I am still here!
Lately, most of my time has been spent on researching millinery history. However, I am working on a set of transitional stays, so it's not all bookwork and microfiche for me. Here's proof:
The stays are a little further along than what I have pictured here (I haven't had a chance to take any updated photos). The bias is sewn on and the metal grommets are covered with white cotton embroidery thread; I just need to finish the bust cup and insert the cup ties. I look forward to having the stays finished soon!
Blessings and happy sewing!