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New chapter

New chapter

Dear Readers, it happend. My hair is cut, which marks the beginning of a new fashion chapter for me. For years I was holding back to get this faux mohawk pixie cut, always afraid to fail family expectations or getting labeled by strangers. I turned 25 this year, my husband is always supportive and my parents are no longer in my life. It´s time to wear darker, more dramatic, daring and sexy fashion. The time is over to hide from…

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My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

My Tartan Gown (Vogue 9053 )

Dearest Visitors, it´s been months since I finished my Tartan Gown and finally we had a shooting so I do have pictures for this blog post. Hooray! First I would love to give the usual round-up for other seamstresses. Sewing Summary: Pattern: Vogue 9053 Fabric: Red Tartan (100% wool) bought from a local fabric store & poly lining dark green Notions: Thread Zipper Edge tape interfacing (a lot! might have been 5m) Cotton batiste fusible interfacing Sewing Time: Completed over…

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Edwardian Anniversary

Edwardian Anniversary

On the 14th of june 2017 I became an Edwardian lady for the first time & how happy I was that day. I remember vividly how joyful and confident I felt. Elegant yet lively. To celebrate this little anniversary of mine I visited my archives & share with you some old photos of mine which I hope you enjoy. I also wrote a review about the patterns I used (shirtwaist and skirt), so if you are inspired to create your…

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‘Pinstripes en Vogue Dress’ – Vogue V8789 View A

‘Pinstripes en Vogue Dress’ – Vogue V8789 View A

Better late then never, so they say. I am still ill and my insomnia is taking its toll but at last I squeeze in a Blogpost about my ‘Pinstripes en Vogue’ dress (V8789 View A) before I go back to my Blogpost Series Cape-tasia. When I first saw this pattern, I was delighted. Both Views are so versatile and elegant. Depending on my fabric choices they would make great day, afternoon, cocktail or evening dress. Hooray! Since I have more…

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Cape-tasia Part Two

Cape-tasia Part Two

Fitting a Cape   Welcome to part 2 of my blog series about capes. Today let’s talk about fitting a cape. Don’t worry it is not that complicated. On IG (find me here) I got some comments and direct messages about your concerns about the proper fit of your capes and why you hestate to sew them. Thanks for your thoughts everyone, it will help me make this series even better. In my humble opinion every project can be made…

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Cape-tasia Part One

Cape-tasia Part One

Confession time! I absolutely love and adore capes. I don´t mean a simple circle without lining or construction. I am talking about Vintage Style fully lined / interlined capes with a hood or collar, nice design choices and handsewn details. So, my autumn and winter sewing was (besides all the dresses I have shown on my IG home feed) capes, capes and capes. And guess what there are more capes on my sewing list right now but more of companion…

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Sophisticated City Dress Vintage Vogue 1171

Sophisticated City Dress Vintage Vogue 1171

Inspired by the Ladies Home Journal from 1958 I decided to alter the collar and skirt from Vogue Pattern 1171 slightly and Voilà my ‘sophisticated city dress’ was created. Now it wouldn´t be me if I would just copy a dress I saw in a vintage magazine. This great photo was just a starting point for my creative progress.     Unfortunately for you this gorgeous and highly recommended pattern is out of print but I have seen it on…

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Sewing Tips for Simplicity 8252

Sewing Tips for Simplicity 8252

When I first saw Simplicity 8252 I immediately fell in love with View B & C. I have made it several times now in different versions : day dress, sun dress, a durable wash dress to run errands, a cocktail dress, a bridesmaid dress and coming soon an evening version. In my opinion it would make a great wedding gown with additional train, veil and of course in a dreamy silk fabric. We all deserve our TNT patterns and this…

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The 1909 “Beatrix” Skirt Pattern Review

The 1909 “Beatrix” Skirt Pattern Review

Do you know Sense & Sensibility Patterns? Well I hope you do or you’ll miss out on some lovely sewing patterns. The first Pattern I ever bought was the e-Pattern called The 1909 “Beatrix” Skirt Pattern which I highly recommend for beginners. I made this Skirt in walking length last summer and wore it to a historical funfair in Kornelimünster, Germany.   Sewing Summary: Pattern: 1909 Beatrix Skirt Pattern Fabric: Linen light blue (3 meter) Underling Fabric: Cotton batiste mauve…

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