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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A trip to Klosterneuburg

A few weeks ago when my good friend Franziska (@missparlic) and her boyfriend from germany visited vienna to attend the ‘Zeitentanz’ ball. At the ball we decided to make a trip to Klosterneuburg near vienna the next day.And so we did! It’s a very old and also very big monastery which is still operating today […]

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Eliza Actons superlative mincemeat – 1845

It’s christmas time! My favourite season of the year. I love when it’s dark and cold and can stay in my PJs all day, drink tea and read new books. And just think of all the christmas decorations in the city, the smell of cinnamon, cloves and freshly baked cookies and steaming hot tea! There […]

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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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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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