I am going to use this pattern as a base only without the false vest front. Just black and red
Just the over skirt. This is from Truly Victorian and it is such a fun over skirt, I used it for my 1870's ball gown. I do love their patterns in general. I am thinking the over skirt will be red, lined and trimmed in black, then on the sashes and along the hem use the black diamonds.
And for finishing touches boots, one red one black and of course gloves. Have to think about what to use as a head piece and I need a nice black mask.