Hi all. I am from Arizona. I'm a home sewer, but also working on making clothing for my husband who is active in cowboy reenacting / living history - 1870s to 1890s. My next big project, once I work up the courage, is to make him a sack coat. I have the fabric. I also have a book on period tailoring techniques. And a treadle sewing machine. I've been sewing all my life (over 60 years), so I know I can do it. Just break it down into individual steps. I plan to make a test garment before cutting into the "real stuff". We bought a piece of fabric that has metallic thread shot thru it that will not pass costume judging, so that will be the test fabric. We're also fed up with the quality of period style mens' trousers that are available. I think they use the cheapest thread possible! Anyhow, I am glad to be here and look forward to learning.