How I transfer embroidery patterns

Sorry that I wasn’t posting in the past two weeks! I was super busy with school and had almost no time to sew things I’m allowed to show you. (Still waiting for the okay to show you what I’m working on in school!) But today I finally have something that is worth sharing (at least […]

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Horizontal corset ~1860s to ~1870s – construction (Part 2)

Sorry that this post is a day late! I was super busy yesterday and had no time to finish it on time… Last week I started three corsets based on exactly the same pattern. I have no instructions but I still wanted to give the pattern a try. You can read *here* the first post […]

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horizontal corset ~1860s to 1870s – pattern (Part 1)

A few days ago I was shown this pinterest pin of a corset which has horizontal seams instead of vertical ones like most 19th century corsets do. There are some corsets from the 19th century with horizontal seams like the ‘pretty housemaid corset’ you can find in Corsets from Jill Salen and also this 1860s […]

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My sewing box of shame: october

This week I was thinking a lot about what I want to show and share on my social media and my blog and what I want to hide. So many people in the costuming community use the internet to show only the polished and perfect things they made. They share beautiful outfits and perfect pictures […]

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Cinnamon Loaf – Recipe from 1856

Autumn is finally here and this also marks the beginning of my favourite months of the year! I love when it’s as cold, dark and rainy as it currrently is in Vienna. The city feels so mystical and when you wander around the first district in the rain you start to feel the spirits of […]

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Sommerfrische ball: Luise of Prussia dress + Nehelenia Patterns review

Today I want to talk a little bit about the dress I wore to our Sommerfrische-ball. I have a love&hate-relationship with this dress because of the bad experience I had with the pattern and Nehelenia itself but I still love the look of the dress. But let’s start from the beginning. A while ago I […]

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Historic Steam Train Adventure: ‚Kuckucksbähnel‘ in germany

On my this years trip to germany I was in Hanover and also, like every year at my aunts house near Mannheim. (This is also where I stayed last year when I had an internship at the Nationaltheater Mannheim – a very big theatre in Mannheim). Since Nicole, a fellow costumer, lives in the same […]

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