Sewing Projects by Style

//Sewing Projects by Style

All my Vikings

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. [...]

Victorian Silk with Truly Victorian

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 [...]

By |2019-02-11T15:01:41+02:00February 11th, 2019|Finished Projects, Gothic Clothing, News, Victorian Clothing|0 Comments

Druid

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 [...]

By |2018-11-16T14:30:57+02:00November 16th, 2018|Fashion Shootings, Finished Projects, Medieval Clothing|0 Comments

Mini top hats & fascinators for Guggamusik d’Hardar Schlösslefeagar

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 [...]

Hufflepuff Coat

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 [...]

By |2016-10-26T19:50:09+02:00October 26th, 2016|Cosplay / Costumes, Finished Projects, Sewing Projects|0 Comments

Indian Blouse

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 [...]

By |2016-10-23T16:50:45+02:00October 23rd, 2016|Finished Projects, Sewing Projects, Vintage Clothing|0 Comments

Black ribbon corset

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 [...]

Tiny Top Hat

A tiny update for a tiny top hat. My small mini to hats and the other small hats are actually rather big - about a third of the full-sized hats. Most fascinator hats you can buy are actually smaller and on request I build one like that as well. The hat is again half the [...]

Custom order: Victorian Accessoires

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.

The Fourth Doctor’s Victorian Shirt – Part 2

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 [...]

The Fourth Doctor’s Victorian Shirt – Part 1

Some time ago I started to watch the old Doctor Who Classic series. The Doctor always had a fascinating fashion sense. And then I meet the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker, with the long scarf ;)) for the first time. He wears a mixture of Victorian and Steampunk clothes and they are even suitable for everyday [...]

Red Elizabethan Corset

For a customer of mine I made a red version of the Elizabethan corset from my range. The pattern is a pair of bodies fitting for the period from 1550 to 1630. "[It] is based on two preserved examples: a pair of bodies from the grave complex of the countess paladine Dorothea Sabina from Neuburg", [...]

Authentic late medieval dress and undergarment

Last summer I got an introduction to (more or less) authentic medieval tailoring. And during the christmas holidays I had some time to start the first project: A simple late medieval (late 14th century) dress and undergarment. I have been mostly ill the last weeks (two colds in a row...) so it all took quite some [...]

All dresses for editorial “The Muse” are finished

The sixth and last dress from the editorial series "The Muse" is finished. Originally I planned to play with different shades of grey in the dress and corset. Unfortunately the grey fabrics didn't look good together. So I rummaged a bit in my clothing collection and found my white Steampunk corset. It's made from snow-white [...]

Fifth dress for “The Muse”

Slowly but surely I am finishing the work for our editorial. The fifth dress is ready. This time it is less of a dress and more corset and jewelry though. I made a skirt with long train from apple green chiffon. Then I added green corset with many ruches (the design is inspired by Maya [...]

More antique dresses for editorial

I'm still working on an editorial with photographer Mario Bertolini, makeup artist Tamara Ciullo and model Angela Asiana. We're photographing in old industrial areas (we've already been in an art deco and in a concrete factory). My dresses have flowing cuts and draped fabric. On top of the dresses you wear corsets to give them a clear silhouette. The two dresses [...]

Antique dresses for Editorial “The Muse”

Together with my neighbour the photographer (http://www.bertoliniphoto.at/), one of the make-up artists from Switzerland (http://getalook.ch/) and a wonderful model (http://www.angelaasiana.com/) we planned an editorial. I just invented the name "The Muse" since all of the dresses more or less have a Greek or Roman style. Everything had to go very fast, so I just bought [...]

Custom Victorian Jacket

Recently I made a customized Victorian jacket. Here it is in the shop: Arthemis astyanax – Victorian jacket The customer wanted the jacket completely black and with long sleeves. Changes like this are possible without a problem. In this case it didn't even cost more. And the size was made-to-measure of course. ;) I'm always looking [...]

Medieval Coif

Right now I'm being scheduled as a private seamstress for our sword figthing club more and more. ;) As a start I was commissioned with simple medieval coifs. Since they will be used in training historical correctness wasn't that important for now. My coifs are a padded version for wearing under a fencing mask. I [...]

Lady Loki’s Costume

Today there's only a short update. Right now I am getting a driving licence for motocycles and suddenly all evenings are gone for classes. There's only little time left for sewing or writing. And then there are all the birthdays in my family at once (I'm exagerrating only slightly). ;) But soon all of that [...]

WIP: Lady Loki’s Diadem

Some time ago I posted the dress for the Lady Loki cosplay. This weekend I made the diadem. After I tried mould powder and resin for Artemisia's armour, Loki's headdress was a good opportunity to try another new material. In theater and cosplay thermoplastic materials are used for example for armour, crowns or jewellry. Basically [...]

Leah’s dress

The date for moving to a new apartment is getting closer. I already packed the first boxes. But that doesn't stop me from continuing to sew. Ok, well maybe a little... But Leah's dress for the Loki and Leah cospay is ready. I don't really like to copy cosplays exactly. It is a bit unsatisfactory [...]

Artemisia’s armour with top and skirt

Today and yesterday I have been on a sword fighting seminar (which was really great), this is why it took some time, but now Artemisia's armour is finished. Last time I wrote about the breast armour and sword belt (made from fake leather) and about the golden spikes (made from mould powder and resin). Meanwhile [...]

Lady Loki’s dress

Right now everyone seems to think that it would be great to order something from me RIGHT NOW. You know, shortly before I am moving to a new apartment. ;) But not that I'm complaining. I just need a lot longer for the unpaid projects. For example the Loki & Leah and the Artemisia costumes. [...]

WIP: Spikes for Artemisia

Onward with Artemisia's armour. Mostly it consists of spikes and claws. But we all know that a proper villain can't have to many spikes for decoration. I looked for materials in our handicraft store. Actually Fimo (a kind of thermoplastic clay) would have been the best choice since it's rather flexible when dried. But no one [...]