When I'm off the leash...I love to sew historical costumes. I often joke that my best dresses are hundreds are years out of date but I wear them quite a bit. When my husband and I go to 'formal night' dinner on a cruise ship...we wear our victorian attire...Hey, they said formal but they did not give a year. I dare anyone to say I am not formal in my bustle and gloves!
I make a lot of my own patterns after doing research into the periods. Shopping for fabric is like an expedition through the jungle. You can see a picture on my Mary Wine web site...MaryWine.com
Have a great day!