Entering the edwardian era – a ball gown and some extras

The edwardian era was a time of big changes – in society, industry and also fashion and it was always a time which I loved. As many of you know I live in vienna, a city which is known for all the beautiful buildings from around 1900. We don’t call this era edwardian here but […]

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Horizontal corset 1869 – The finished corsets (Part 3)

It’s been more than a year and I don’t know how time could fly so fast but I’m finally back with an update on my corsets. A few months ago I wasn’t in the mood to start a new project so I looked through my ‘box of shame’ and found the corsets at the bottom […]

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A walk in Lainz and a pattern from 1862

A few days ago it finally snowed in vienna and the snow stayed long enough to have enough time to dress up and drive to the Lainzer Tiergarten near to take a few pictures! The Lainter Tiergarten is a big part which belongs to the beautiful Hermesvilla, a villa which was buildt for Empress Elisabeth […]

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2020 recap and sewing plans for 2021

Wow. 2020 is over and I think I can say that for almost everyone: I’m relieved and I really hope that 2021 will be a better year for our costuming community! I never would have guessed that I will ever witness a pandemic and that I’m not able to visit friends and family in other […]

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Book recommendations

Christmas is right around the corner and I saw so many people on Instagram and Facebook asking which books are good and which you can skip. When I started historical costuming I was pretty fast at a point where I would have loved to get book recommendations because there are SO many out there and […]

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pictures of the 1830s dress

It’s NOT been a while since my last post and this makes me happy because this means the raining I was complaining about in my last post has finally stopped. 😀Today I also don’t want to talk too much because I only want to show you my finished dress worn with my now decorated bonnet […]

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A 1830s dress with 3m of fabric in 3 days

Good morning or afternoon or evening everyone! Today I have a new little project for you, which was not planned at all but was a lot of fun to make. I’m still enjoying my free time after my master craftsman examination and my internship at Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Since jobs in my field are pretty […]

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The yearly visit to Bad aussee and Bad Ischl

It was again the time of the year where I pack my things and travel a few hours by train to visit my good friend Magdalena in Bad Aussee, one of the most beautiful cities in austria. It’s very very small compared to vienna but no matter where you look, you’ll see postcard kitsch and […]

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19th century seashell pincushions

A few weeks ago I was looking through Pinterest because I was looking for an idea what to pack in a ‘secret santa’-Covid-19 edition package. I already had the main gift finished but I wanted to pack a little extra. This had me going down the rabbit hole of pinterest and it’s many ideas, pictures […]

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1860s ball bodice – extant garment

Today I have something special for you: My newest addition to my very small original garments collection!A few weeks ago I bought a beautiful bodice in vienna. The seller, she owns a vintage shop here, had many beautiful garments but most of them had horrible mending done like fusible interfacing to hide rips in the […]

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