Anyway, the skirt... I already showed you the sketch some while ago. The inspiration is the 7 sins, in my case Gluttony. The dress will be black-red-white in reference to this cake "Schwarzwälder Kirschkuchen" (Blackforrest cake):
The underskirt is red and made from fake raw silk - the fabric is great to work with, cheap (4,50 Euro per meter) and looks lovely, you can get it here. As for the pocket hoops, I used a historical pattern and sewing advice from the Marquise page. The only thing I added was a row of ruffles (2:1) on the front panel of the skirt.
|Back with folds instead of ruffles|