Another year, another Zeitentanz ball

After two years of living in a pandemic restrictions finally lifted so much that the Zeitentanz-association was allowed to open it’s doors to a new ball! This years theme was ‘Napoleon – Mon Dieu!’ and so most of us wore beautiful empire gowns to dance the night away. And it was amazing! Since it was […]

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Nuremberg and a 1890s walking suit

The end of the 2021 is very near and so is the panic of posting all the pictures of stuff I made this year. One of my favourite things to sew this year was a 1890s ensemble. From a chemise to a corset to a petticoat and the walking suit itself – I had so […]

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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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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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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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