Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2010

Tuesday Musings #7

 Thanks to ParaNoire and her christmas treasuries "Longing for Spring" and "Steampunk Avantgarde" I found the most pretty things. Oh, if I had the money,.......
...I would be ruined, or... plunged in dept. 
How good then, that I have none to buy these:



via Mano Bello


via ImperoLondon

via Death Glam Couture

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 via Homestead Treasures

 via another season

via Mademoiselle Mermaid

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via MadMenVintage and DprintsClayful

ALSO.. again at a little nouveau... pretty pretty dresses. I would buy them all, of course.
If I had to narrow it down, these would be my favs:




Sonntag, 26. Dezember 2010

Black No. 1 Style

Black No. 1 Style
Black No. 1 Style by blackno1 featuring a lace handbag
this is my first set at polyvore, I'm still getting to know it, but until now, I like. This would be one of the styles I would like to wear every day.

Freitag, 17. Dezember 2010

Edwardian Coat Project - Muslin

Well, Folks!
This is, what the famous coat is all about. It's a design for my winter project in fashion school and I picked an Edwardian Walking Dress from 1900 as reference but modernized its layout a bit.

A Walking Dress, 1900
Black loden and Edging
Fashion Collection Museum Vienna
The strict layout and the use of heavyweight wool affected the change from "Trotteur" into the term "the walking dress" at the beginning of the 20th Century. It started being imported from England in 1887 as the famous "Tailormade" and pleased itself with increasing popularity. This forerunner of our "Tailormade Costume" was meant only for walks outside in the morning, of course with a proper blouse underneath.
Das Trotteur in strenger Linienführung und aus festen Wollstoffen gearbeitet wurde Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts zur gebräuchlichen Bezeichnung des englischen Schneiderkostüms. 1887 als Tailormade aus England importiert, erfreute es sich zunehmender Beliebtheit. Dieser Vorläufer unseres Kostüms war nur für Gänge außer Haus am Vormittag gedacht, mit korrekter Hemdbluse darunter.

The Illustration is light-grey, but the Coat will be made in navy-herringbone with black felt edging. The original is made of black Loden and black Edging. It's mentioned in the catalogue "A great Entry - Fashion at the Ring Boulevard", which is an amazing book of the correspondent exhibition back in 2009. I think I'll make a post about a few books in the holidays (nope, we're not in the holiday-season here, yet)


This is the muslin which was finished on Thursday. I'm cutting out the pattern now, which is quite a mess. The next posts will explain why. See you soon!

Mittwoch, 15. Dezember 2010

Vintage Patterns by Vogue

This came yesterday:

Horaay for me! And for Rose! Staying up one night, we browsed through the products at the McCalls website and got tempted.

As shipping, taxes etc. is quite expensive if you order from Austria, we had to narrow it down to the patterns seen here. The patterns on the left side including the orange dress would be mine, Rose ordered the Marilyn Monroe-Dress, the black one with the straps and the violet one, which I have already in my stack. 
As we have different sizes, we can't share the patterns, except for the orange one, and the Marilyn Monroe-Dress, which is a pity kind of.
 And btw - sorry Rose, I couldn't resist to open the package :P

After the coat is finished, I will grab my things and start sewing one (or more) of these dresses.
The choice (so far) for the Michael Kors dress is this lightweight Cotton Oxford. It is rather slippery for Cotton and has a grip similar to Vóile.

I'd like to use this fabric, but I was unpleasantly surprised when I noticed, that I would need nearly 6m for this pattern. Six meters! I quite doubt, that I'll really need so much. But, I just have 3m of this grey Cotton, and I know that won't be enough for sure. What a pity. And I can't decide for which Side of fabric I will go in the end...

I love this pattern! It reminds me so much of Joan Holloway in Mad Men. It's not enough for the whole piece, but I think this fabric would be nice choice for a blouse. The grey Cotton from above would also be neat.


 I took photos of my fabrics in stock.. maybe anyone has ideas for another combination?




Cheers, and thanks for looking

Montag, 13. Dezember 2010

50ies inspired Vintage Dress Project

In the last post I mentioned a dress designed by David Crystal (the creator of Lacoste):

"This is a fall/winter dress in a brown and black wool herringbone. The dress has a small collar faced in black velveteen. String tie circles the base of the neck with a wrap knot in front. The bodice is dart fitted through the bust and midriff to the natural waistline seam. Short, set in sleeves have turn back cuffs in black velveteen and a two button decoration. Full, accordion pleated skirt falls from the natural waistline seam. Center back zipper closure. Black velveteen belt."

I scanned the fabric I got three weeks ago and am thinking - should I go for the brown, or should I choose the bw-tweed?

I think both would be fitting, but I'm kinda stuck with the brown color, since it was the original idea.

And I like the lining fabric I have, it's a rayon-silk blend.

What do you think? Would be happy to know your thoughts on that.
mae xxx

Monday Musings #6

Instead of  studying  I sum up the glorious pictures I came across this weekend, or now. 
I have an exam in nearly two hours... and..  I don't even want to mention the coat.
Shaaaaaaaaaaaaame oooon meeeeee (Shame on me!) Shaaaame meeee ooooon (Shame on me!)
(Thoughts singing another version of A-HA's "Take on me ._.)

Foxhunt - Baby! The American Duchess was lucky enough to reached the #1 most voted slot, and her design was produced in no-time. Luuucky Biaaaatch! (Admire her works, no offense! :)) This pretty baby is too expensive for me though. Sigh sigh.
American Duchess @ Garmz.com 

This room would be a dream come true for me. A tree in the house. A tree!





 Key-Collection. Lovely. Seem at Thought Patterns.

Int dec 87


Look at these fleamarket finds at a little noveau.

Thanks to Rose I'm totally in the mood for dresses, lately.


THIS is the most perfect Vintage Dress for Winter! Three weeks ago I got myself a nice woolen tweed in brown, so I think I just have found its purpose!


In love! With the NoaNoa Christmas Collection. >> Noanoa.dk

Sam Webers Illustration for Shakespeare's "The Tempest". I CAN'T wait for the movie to come out.

Brent Schoepf - "Grandma's hot Air Balloon"

And last but not least: Astonishing, creepy & moody papercut vid. Simply *o*

 Oh dear, the mass of this post would be enough for 3 posts, actually. 
mae xxx