I'm only a novice on the sewing machine, but I hope to become more proficient in time. You may have noticed the link for Sense & Sensibility Patterns in my Other Favorite Links box. Jennie Chancey has the most beautiful, feminine historic patterns, and she even has online instructions for creating many of them. Now she is offering ePatterns, downloadable to your computer, and to anyone who is willing to post a link to the ePatterns on a blog (or email 10 friends with the link), she will give one of her ePattern free of charge.
So if you sew, it may be something for you! Here is the link to the ePatterns.