So, I've got a lot of stuff to do, but I followed this link from Tam, and now I have a new (to me) blog to catch up on, Excels at Nothing. (Which I am willing to bet is her being over-humble, but never mind.)
I don't know her, but I'd be willing to bet that I know people who know people who know her--the Eighteenth Century Reenacting community isn't all that big, at least not here on the Left Coast.
And when she talks about actual costume making, I keep thinking "Haven't I heard this conversation before?"
Excuse me, I have to go read some more.