A New Crochet Dress

Crochet Dress
I debated for a long time whether I wanted to have these revealing pictures for this dress on my website.
But I like the pictures and the dress even more! :-)

So today I’m introducing my new Crochet Dress that (with something underneath ;-) ) is perfect for tango dancing.

As I continue to reorganize my home, I haven’t started any new projects this year and updates will probably slow down for a while.
But maybe there will also be one or two small craft works from the apartment to show ;-)

See you soon, yours,

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Crochet Dress

Crochet Dress
This dress fits like a second skin at the top and has a beautiful, heavy circle skirt. It’s also a perfect tango dress, I just didn’t want to declare it exclusively as a dance dress, so it ended up in this category ;-)
I wouldn’t wear it as revealing as in the pictures here to go out dancing, but with a slip underneath it looks very classy, too!

Photos: Olaf Pinn (2023)
Earrings: Sandra

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Making of …

For this crochet dress I followed the wonderful Blue Dress pattern from krinichka’s etsy shop as closely as possible (except for the color choice and the hem). The difficulty was that the crochet pattern was only available in Ukrainian. But these days you can get something like that translated quickly ;-)
I am very satisfied with the result :-)

Completed: 2023

…in Action

Status: in my Klamottenkiste

A New Outfit: Badass Tailcoat with Long Gloves

Badass Tailcoat and Long Gloves
The first new work that I want to show this year was already finished in 2021 and the shooting for it was in 2023, so it’s actually not new at all ;-)

It is about theBadass Tailcoat with the matching Badass Long Gloves.
Even though the shoot has a Star Wars theme, I didn’t want to classify the tailcoat under Cosplay & Nerdiges, but instead under Gothic & Gruftiges, because for me it is an all-rounder :-)

Olaf Pinn took the wonderfully space-y images in a very fun shoot. Thank you very much for that :-)

It will still be some time before you can see anything really new from me…I’m still in the process of rearranging my life and getting back on my feet.
In the meantime there will still be one or two posts!


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Badass Tailcoat

Badass Tailcoat
When I look at this tailcoat, I think of some superhero or evil archenemy. It reminds me of something that a character from the Matrix movies or a Sith would wear – hence its name ;-)
The tailcoat goes well with rock outfits as well as gothic outfits, is super comfortable and fluffy on the inside. It also flatters the figure ;-)

I sewed long arm warmers to match, which of course also got a suitable name: Badass Long Gloves .

Photos: Olaf Pinn (2023)

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Making of …

This is the second use of this beautiful pattern after the Archer Vest.

The two layers of stretch fake leather and cozy quilted jersey are processed like one layer of fabric. The resulting exposed seams are finished with satin bias tape.
The thing is closed with a stylish silver hook.

Completed: 2021

… in Action

Status: in my Klamottenkiste

Badass Long Gloves

Badass Long Gloves
I made these long arm warmers to add to the Badass Tailcoat. I developed the pattern completely myself, so that it matches perfectly with the tailcoat.
The inside of the cuffs should also be visible, so I opted for the cuff on the upper edge. At the bottom there is a small slit to show a little more of the satin trim.

Completed: 2021

Status: in my Klamottenkiste

Photos: Olaf Pinn (2023)

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Everything will be different in 2024!

Broken Heart
I wish you a happy new year!

The last year has completely thrown me off course!
When heart and mind don’t agree, drama is inevitable ;-)

So this year begins in the broken fragments of the life I have built over the last two decades…

So now it’s time to get up and reinvent myself!
Maybe that will also show up on this website ;-)

What hasn’t changed (so far): I’ve put together an overview of the projects that have already been completed, i.e. what I still want to show. A few of these items were already on this list last year ;-)

  • 2016: Kya
  • 2018: Flapper Dress
  • 2021: Badass Tailcoat
  • 2023: Sweat Kombi
  • 2023: Lace Bolero
  • 2023: Crochet Dress
  • 2023: The Secret Chapter

There are two works in progress:

  • a Crochet Crop Top (yes, still, it’s lying around….)
  • a crocheted tango skirt

…and the ideas from the last few years have not been forgotten yet, but they will have to wait for now, as I will tackle my major apartment redesign project first:

  • another Victorian bustle dress
  • a less self-made, but mainly bought cosplay in progress (from Avatar – The Last Airbender)
  • another one (from Star Wars) only as an idea so far ;-)
  • and another crocheted tango dress

So here’s to an exciting new year with lots of big and small projects ;-)