Sewing, especially dressmaking, is one of my favourite activities. I started sewing when I was ten years old, using old bed-linens and curtains for fabric. There was a lot of trial and error along the way, especially size-wise, as I usually self-draft my patterns.
As I love historical fashion, I also recreate historical gowns, especially 19th century. Early victorian (1840s-1860s) are my favourite period.