An edwardian walking costume

Some weeks ago my friends Marlene, Gertraud and I made little road trip to Bad Ischl to meet up with our friend Roti from BlackSnailPatterns and a few other friends at hers. We didn’t really have a programm planned, just eating, chatting and going for a little walk in the area in costume. And it […]

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A pet en l’air at Schloss Hof and Baby donkeys

A pet en l’air in a week? Easy. At least I was saying that to myself when my friend Marlene (Youtube & Instagram) said to me she wants to go and take pictures of her beautiful Zone Front gown on a sunday. Well, in the end it was not so easy and I only finished […]

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I recreated Marie-Antoinettes Court Gown (Part 4) – The Exhibition

A lot of time has passed since my last Marie Antoinette post, but now I have some things to talk about. To be honest, there were a lot of things that I planned but that didn’t happen, but I’m not really sorry. I’m happy that everything turned out great in the end. Different but great! […]

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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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