Lillie Yifu of the 2nd Sex blog can count dressmaking among her many talents. She gives away some of her work in the 22nd Century Yedo bargain basement, and I dearly love her "Jade Circles" dress.
(Note: I don't have on the bustle or hair ribbon that comes with it here, and the top is one for prim breasts that I adapted to work with the dress.)
I finally realized one reason I like it so much—it reminds me of this:
That's a polished sample of malachite, a mineral I find utterly gorgeous. Now I know.