Vintage Clothing

Good & Evil Queen

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, [...]

Fortuny Delphos Photoseries

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...

By |2020-04-16T16:50:28+02:00April 7th, 2020|Finished Projects, Photoseries, Vintage Clothing|2 Comments

Fortuny Delphos – or “How to Pleat by Hand”

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 [...]

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 |2019-12-03T22:41:13+01:00October 23rd, 2016|Finished Projects, Sewing Projects, Vintage Clothing|0 Comments

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 [...]

The bridal gown is finished

Well, the skirt for the bridal gown is finished. I guess I exaggerated a bit with the train... The skirt has two layers and is finished with lace on the bottom. In the pictures there is no underskirt or bustle worn, so you can still adjust the volume.

Bridal corset

I finally started with the second shooting outfit for Joanna. You can see No. 1 here: Spanish Rose WIP We agreed to design a historical bridal gown. I was inspired mostly by Victorian bridal fashion and already started with the corset. The pattern for the corset belongs to a ball gown and sits very low [...]

Why the long hiatus or how to sew a corset from canvas

I am in a compulsory break with the updates. There I wanted to send my stricken computer to get repaired. It will take two weeks at the most was was I thought. That was over a month ago... Long story short I can only do the essential tasks on my laptop. I didn't forget about [...]