Im not sure why i did it in red, suppose i just wanted to give it abit of colour, something more rich looking......even though you won't see it.....still, i think it looks alot better than if i were to make the hooped skirt, this skirt looks alot more fuller, and thicker. It makes the wearer look rich another to buy and wear layers and layers of fabric.
There is also a wooden busk down the front of the corset that keeps the bodice straight and stiff, this i had to make myself............well actually, i didn't make it, this would actually involve me using a drill and would no doubt end in me drilling a hole through my furniture or sawing a finger off.
So i went for the old victorian alternative and used a wooden ruler, its pretty much the same measurements and is very handy for those times when i need to draw a straight line or measure things........hey would you look at that, there's a ruler in my bosom!!!