It was a toss up whether I went for class distinctions or racial discrimination, but with the Victorian puppet theatre as the set, it seemed best to go for class distinction. From then on, it was just a matter of playing with the separate skirt parts, and the strings, and constructing fusible applique clothes.
Although there is a serious point to this, it was mainly a fun piece to make. The colours in the photo above are accurate. The one below is suffering from my trying to lighten the shadows.