Sommerfrische in Bamberg – Part 2

On the second day of Sommerfrische we had a ball! Our Sommerfrische-balls are always the highlights of the Sommerfrische – we get to dance, laugh and wear all the evening wear, we don’t get to wear otherwise. Dorothee outdid herself this year. The ball took place at ‘Aufseßhöflein’ a little villa which was bought by […]

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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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