I been wanting to make a late 1700's gown for several years now. I bought this material in LA last year after Costume College. I finally got around to making it - not only did I get the ensemble done, but I made my first corset! Welllll I did "make" a Ren corset years ago, it was so awful I never used it. I used JP Ryan's patterns for the corset and the Robe a l'Anglaise. I'm not super enthused with the hat, but it will work for now.