My Costumes

Sleeves & Cuffs

I made the sleeves from the same fabric as all other parts of the gown. When I was decorating the forepart, I thought that I had to match the sleeves to this extremely decorated piece of clothing, this is why I have decorated the upper, outer sleeves with: about 50 rhinestones in various shapes and […]

Sleeves

Navigation for this part of the page: I know it’s getting a little mixed up… am simultaneously working on Brustfleck, bodice and sleeves, but… Here’s a first making-of picture of the sleeves: I used my ‘sleeve scale’ picture from the planning: drafted a sleeve on white silk satin and then decorated it according to this […]

Isabel de Valois

The slashed gown of Isabel de Valois – Edited to add: During to a flood that hit my house, the fabrics and partially completed parts of this costume were destroyed. So until I decide to actually redo everything with new fabrics, the pages for this gown only serve as a documentation and memory of what I […]

Victorian Titanic dress

Victorian Boarding dress Or: What would Rose have worn if the Titanic had sunk approximately 40 years earlier? I think that almost everyone knows this gown: This is the gown Rose is wearing when boarding the Titanic. I like that gown very much – the only reason why it’s not on my list of planned […]

Eleonora di Toledo

The burial gown of Eleonora di Toledo This is an actual, extant garment which was found in the tomb of Eleonora Di Toledo; which means that she was buried in this dress. Here is what I wrote when I had that gown on my ‘Planned costumes’ page: Eleonora Di Toledo’s burial gown (sketch by Janet […]

Studying

– Edited to add: During to a flood that hit my house, the fabrics and partially completed costume parts were destroyed. So until I decide to actually redo everything with new fabrics, the pages for this gown only serve as a documentation and memory of what I made; not as a dress diary. When studying […]

Undergarments

Janet Arnold describes in Patterns of Fashion that… “Under (the overdress) was (at the point when the tomb was opened in 1857) another of (…) crimson velvet (…). (…) There is no trace of a skirt (now) for the crimson velvet bodice (…). The velvet bodice fastens at the front with hooks and eyes (…). […]

Star Wars Episode 2 – Dormé Travel

~Please also have a look at my other Star Wars costume reproductions! ~ Now – I must admit that I didn’t even remotely notice this costume in the movie. I didn’t even remember anyone being in this scene except Anakin Obi-Wan and Padmé (whose dress from this particular scene I’m describing and making on the […]

Robe à la Française

Mission name: The Marie Antoinette gown, as I’m currently totally inspired by that upcoming movie Mission name 2: ‘The non-eyesoringcolor-combination Française’ (because a friend of mine, when he phoned me and I told him about making a Française in green and red, he said ‘Ouch! That must be eyesoring!” – No, my friend, it’s not. […]

Eragon-Arya’s Armor

When I saw the first pictures of this: costume of Arya from the movie Eragon, I was right away fascinated by it. The asymmetric, tight fitting construction simply caught me by my costumer’s honor, and as I needed a somewhat ‘everyday-fitting’ outfit anyway, and as black leather is my favorite kind of material for everyday […]