As you know I made two Fortuny Delphos dresses in gold and purple. Since they are very fancy and have a nice light and dark contrast, I always had to think about two contrary queens. So for the more fantastic styling I bought Ravenna's crown (Snow White and the Huntsman) for the purple Delphis dress, [...]
I always had an idea for a more fantastic styling for the Fortuny Delphos dresses. Like a queen in a fairytale. Originally I only made the golden Delphos dress and bought Ravenna's crown (Snow White and the Huntsman) for it. But then I did the purple Delphos dress and it obviously was the evil queen, [...]
For a customer I made a black and green version of the Victorian ensemble. The skirt and overskirt are made from black cotton cloth (or linen, whatever you like better). And the jacket with peplum is accentuated with a green velvet in the front. I also made the fabric covered buttons myself again, but I [...]
Originally I only had done the golden Fortuny Delphos dress and the photosession was planned with one model. Unfortunately that didn't work out, and the I had to think of the incredible Mayoris who worked with me on the Victorian Walking Dress pictures. Mayoris has a twin sister, so I had to do a second dress. Even before I knew if they were available...
Everything started with a murder mystery dinner set in the 20s. I didn't have much time, so I took my Taschen edition of Fashion (Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute) and started leafing through it. The flapper dresses with thousands of pearls were beautiful, but nothing I could pull of on such short notice. And [...]
For a Bartitsu workshop I made a simple yet elegant Victorian "sports" costume and with an illustrious team made up of old and new faces I was able to stage it wonderfully. The makeup artist Martina I already new from the makeup calendar and she has gotten to know the fantastic photographer (and friend) Elena, [...]
Already some time ago I created a Lost Places photoseries in Austria and Switzerland with an incredible team. Most Lost Places were industrial ruins, for example a beautiful Art Nouveau factory. And there was an old swimming pool as well. The involved parties Angela Asiana - The Model Not only a model, but also stylist, [...]
I am currently expanding my collection to include authentic medieval clothing. And after doing late medieval styles, now it is time to add the Vikings. I concentrated on the Haithabu (Hedeby) vikings for now and I started with male clothing. The starting point was a beautiful necklace made from coral, mother of pearl and brass. [...]
Recently I finally had the opportunity to try out some patterns from Truly Victorian. A lady ordered a new Victorian costume from me. She already had very specific requirements and chose a flared skirt and a short jacket with leg-of-mutton sleeves. Additionally she sent me the blue and black striped silk. I bought the black [...]
I have been sewing authentic medieval clothing for a while now, but I didn't have any pretty pictures with those. Luckiliy the lovely Calisere helped me out. She ordered the late medieval green wool dress - reconstructed after the finds in Herjolfsnes - and also organized the photoshooting. I think they created many beautiful, magical [...]
It has been quiet for a while on the website. But I haven't been idle in the meantime. For example I made twelve mini top hats and seven fascinators for the Guggamusik d'Hardar Schlösslefeagar (https://www.schloesslefeagar.com/). The Hardar Schlösslefeagar is a carnival music club (in case you don't know what Guggamusik is ;) ) and they [...]
I got another nice request. The daughter of a friend from the fencing club wanted a Hogwarts coat in the Hufflepuff colours for her birthday. Everything had to be done very fast, since her birthday was around the corner and the coat was supposed to be a surprise. So I got one of her summer [...]
And another custom order. During my last medieval market in Hard, Austria I met a very nice fabric merchant. She bought a blouse in India and that blouse quickly became her favourite. And after many years of faithful service the blouse became a bit battered. Since the original fabric was worn very thin and perforated [...]
This ribbon corset is available in beige in my shop, but I am happy to change all my designs according to your wishes. This customer wanted the ribbon corset still with the fake suede, but in black. Additionally she required a cover for the corset busk, because it would otherwise damage her instrument. (Yes, I'm [...]
Recently I got a nice order to complete a Victorian inspired outfit. The customer owns a bordeaux evenning dress and for a LARP event she wanted some accessories or additional pieces of clothing complimenting the dress.
I started to tailor some men's clothing and I was inspired by Doctor Who Classic. As a first project I chose the Fourth Doctor's (Tom Baker) Victorian shirt with the cutout collar. In Part 1 I wrote about my research and here I will describe my construction method and show you the results. Construction The [...]