My brother had a civil war-themed reception to his traditional wedding (don't ask) and a couple of us made dresses that would fit with the theme.
I figured I'd just make a slightly fancy work dress... didn't want to be bothered with a terribly fancy historical dress.
here is a headless picture of me in it.
The complete underpinnings, sorry about the blurryness
here's my post about the corset http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=183147.msg1908526#msg1908526
anyways, here's an in-progress picture: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/49204211/
those pleats were hell O.o and i definitely need to add more darts to the bodice, but overall I'm pretty happy with it.