2019 recap – What I made and what I didn’t

2019 is over and I can’t wait for 2020 to start. But I also took some time to reflect the past year and I started thinking about all the things I did. 2019 started with an amazing couture sewing course from Thomas von Nordheim , I attended my first historical ball and then I also […]

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Millinery course (masterclass for stage costumes)

Today I want to talk about a 3-day-millinery course I was able to attend in school. It was exclusive for the masterclass for stage costumes and it was optional to participate. First things first: What did I choose to make? Well. We had to make a headpiece and an extra thing for our costumes, we’re […]

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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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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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How I transfer embroidery patterns

Sorry that I wasn’t posting in the past two weeks! I was super busy with school and had almost no time to sew things I’m allowed to show you. (Still waiting for the okay to show you what I’m working on in school!) But today I finally have something that is worth sharing (at least […]

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Horizontal corset 1869 – construction (Part 2)

Sorry that this post is a day late! I was super busy yesterday and had no time to finish it on time… Last week I started three corsets based on exactly the same pattern. I have no instructions but I still wanted to give the pattern a try. You can read *here* the first post […]

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horizontal corset 1869 – 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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My sewing box of shame: october

This week I was thinking a lot about what I want to show and share on my social media and my blog and what I want to hide. So many people in the costuming community use the internet to show only the polished and perfect things they made. They share beautiful outfits and perfect pictures […]

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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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Sommerfrische ball: Luise of Prussia dress + Nehelenia Patterns review

Today I want to talk a little bit about the dress I wore to our Sommerfrische-ball. I have a love&hate-relationship with this dress because of the bad experience I had with the pattern and Nehelenia itself but I still love the look of the dress. But let’s start from the beginning. A while ago I […]

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