I love Jane Austin and this is my version of a period costume. She is an art doll I displayed at an Embassy Art show this last weekend. I call her Still in Rags. Her outfit is complete upcycled upholstery and drapery fabric. I did a lot of hand sewing to fit it to her and add the wonderful ruffles.
I also used my heat gun to melt the fabric into the interesting shapes in her skirt.