I've had an interest in costuming from a young age when I would attend Society of Creative Anachronism with my aunt. I didn't learn to start sewing for myself until my mother got me some sewing supplies and lessons about six years ago as a Christmas gift. While I have done bits and pieces of costuming here and there, I have yet to complete a full costume on my own. This year my mother and I are both separately entering the competition to see how hard we can push ourselves.
For my outfit, I would like to do a men's Italian style outfit. Shirt, doublet and Venetian breeches and Italian caputo. As for the accessories, I would like to do at least a belt, pouch, hat and possibly one other accessory. I'm a fan of accessories.