I was shopping with friends when we noticed a fellow shopper dressed in a beautiful outfit. I asked where she'd gotten it, and it turned out to be from a lady who is relatively new to Second Life clothesmaking--though you couldn't have told it looking at that striking dress.
The new clothier is Sophiekittycat. She doesn't yet have a store, but makes and sells custom work. I will add a photo of the item I bought when I can... but if she's this good starting out, I can't wait to see what she does with more experience.