Your costume sounds so cool!!!! I'm working on steamy explorer type of costume for an "informal" tea that some of us are putting together. I'm using a traditional Victorian design for gored petticoat with tucks, lace incert and dust ruffle (which I'm using in a heavier material and it will be my outer wear). I haven't figured out the bodice yet.
After I make the general outfit, then it's time to get steamy.... 1540 days ago