I have finally been able to get to the structure of the large doll corset.I am using 6mm dowels in the main boning channels. This is sort of a reference to the reed boning used in one of the doll's corsets from the SLough Museum. The dowels are sticking out at the bottom and are stuck into a large piece of upholstry foam.
Here are views of how they will be stuck in.
One good reason for using photos for your work is that it helps you step back, so to speak. I had it arranged in what I thought was a good shape, but when I looked at the first photo, I realised I really wanted it straight in front. So, I will use a few kebab sticks to push it forward.
More photos of the new arrangement.
And a photo of the detail of the support sticks, which I am quite pleased with. A surprising aspect of the support I hadn't considered.
I plan to cover the base with more of the cream muslin, but also some burlap mesh, which you can see laying next to the base.