A time where fashion changed rapidly….
My winter dress which was too cold for winter! Still got it’s first outing at the Lainzer Tiergarten in vienna!
The little jacket was drafted with an austrian drafting system from 1862!
Empire dresses are always a good choice for a ball! (including a little pattern review)
The Demel-bustle, 1875
I saw a fashion plate from Le moniteur de la mode, fell in love and made the dress in under two weeks while going to school full time. (And covered over 40 buttins with fabric)
I think this is one of my most favourite pictures I have of myself in a dress. The lighting, my flowy skirt..and this was just a snapshot while I was rearranging my skirt at Laxenburg during our Sommerfrische!
This was so long ago! Made with an Butterick pattern and an awful polyester fabric. And I wore it – I know this will be shocking – without period underwear.
Still love it though.
Wore it at my very first Kaiserfest in Bad Ischl!