March 27, 2004
I just thought I would let you know that I won first place for most authentic Victorian costume at a local Victorian costume contest in Littleton Colorado using your patterns! I used the 1883 Tail Bodice TV462 (severely modified, as you can see) and the 1885 Four Gore Underskirt TV261, with three layers of ruffles and I made it with a train. The overskirt is something I just did without a pattern.
Everyone was asking me where I got my outfit, when I told them I made it they of course wanted to know where I got my patterns. I made sure to direct them to your website!
Thank you so much for your wonderful patterns!