Accessoires for venice – cape, muff, fan, brooch

My trip to venice is approaching so fast and my sewing list was still very long for this trip so I used my semester break to work on all the accessoires I wanted and needed. Since the carnival is in late february which is usually one of the coldest months in europe I remembered to […]

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Starting my costume for venice

It’s been a while since I posted something on my blog but after the new year started my school was also starting to give us so much to do, that I just didn’t have much time to sew AND write new blog posts. 🙂 I already mentionned very shortly in my Welcome to 2020 post […]

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18th century pocket hoops (Patterns of Fashion 5)

I made my first ever pocket hoops! A while back I decided to make a black robe a l’anglaise for winter and bought some fabric for it but it took me months to start this project. At first I wanted to make an anglaise with one of my patterns but in the meantime I decided […]

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18th & 19th century hair powders

Hair powders. They are extremley important for styling 18th century hair and still was important in the 19th century. If you want to make historical accurate hairstyles you start with using pomade to make your hair thicker (A series on pomades is in the making!). But If you use only pomade your hair will be […]

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Beauty recipes: Liquid rouge

I already mentioned in my American Duchess – Beauty review, that there are many rouge recipes out there and since I personally cannot recommend the recipe they shared in the book, I wanted to share an alternative with you. All of the ingredients I used are safe to use on your face but the recipe […]

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Book review: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Beauty

As we all know, American Duchess have released a new book in early july! I was super excited for the release because the first one was great. I did experiment with 19th century beauty recipes in the past year and I always struggled with pomade to dress the hair properly. I pre-ordered my book on […]

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18th century ball in Vienna and a zone front gown

This year, on february 2nd, I attended my first historical ball ever. The ball was hosted by a historical dance club based in Vienna. It is called ‘Zeitentanz’ and they also hold dance classes. If you’re from Vienna and interested visit their website! The ticket itself did cost €50,- but I only had to pay […]

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