If you want to create something like this: then the planning has to be excessive. Addition made at a later point of time: Sometimes, the planning can be excessive, yet it still doesn’t work… this costume’s diary is a perfect example. I will explain that at a later point of time in this diary. First, […]

Worth Reception gown

Mission name: The ‘Vampire’ or ‘Worth apprentice’ gown (read below for explanation) Some years ago, when I acquired the ‘Fashion’ book by the Kyoto costume institute, I was right away captured by one particular gown. It was not exactly my favorite shape – the ‘extreme’ bustle of the Victorian era; it wasn’t at all my […]

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 […]


The day bodice Here’s a picture of the day bodice in the making, still without sleeves, decoration and the detachable gilet front. The basque – still without waistband – is pinned to the underskirt. As you can see I have made the sides of the bodice from black velvet. This was not just done to […]

Victorian Day Dress

Some time ago I discovered another fabric in my fabrics collection that I had almost forgotten. It’s a beautiful blue wool fabric which is covered with black velvet swirl patterns. Draped over my shoulder, it looks like this… I always wanted to make a nice day dress for myself; no matter from what period (I […]

Moulin Blue gown

Since I always liked this gown from Moulin Rouge: Screen Cap from Moulin Rouge – just not the color, because red makes me look as if I have been dead several decades, I at first didn’t want to make it for myself. That was until I found a nice looking acetate satin in slate blue with a black woven […]