So for my hens night a couple of months ago I created my first costume. I wanted a gothic style piece as we were going to Dracula’s in Melbourne. So I made up a black hoop skirt, that had an overlay skirt made out of silk dupion and black bridal netting. For the top, I made my first corset, once again made from silk dupion and another 4 layers of backing material to make it firm. It had full boning and a steel husk in the front.