Meine Kostüme

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 […]

Planning my gown

– 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. Alright… this […]

Forepart

When planning the forepart, I already knew that I had to make something really, really nice – because, let’s face it, the rest of the gown is rather plain for a coronation gown… First I wanted to use a plain fabric and over and over embroider it with Tudor roses in gold. But then I […]

Slashed doublet

– 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. Studying the […]

Coronation gown

Navigation for this site: (it’s best to read the entire page from top to bottom, though) Introduction • Tudor Rose Brocade Sources &   Introduction This dress is probably one of the quickest ever put together (at least of my gowns on this site). It’s probably also the gown for which I didn’t touch the […]

Slashed skirt

– 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. The slashed […]

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. […]

Mary Stuart

Mary Stuart’s cream gown This life size portrait of Mary Stuart, painted by an unknown and probably German artist and dated to the early 17th century, is hanging in Hamburg’s Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe; the photo was – together with several detail shots – taken by me. I fell in love with the gown […]

Planning

Embroidery The planning on this gown started with the programming of the embroidery. This is how the embroidery looked in the preview of my embroidery programming software compared to the embroidery on the original bodice. Here’s a close-up of the bodice without any markings: I am planning on doing the embroidery with ivory and silver […]