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!

Yours,
JessiCat

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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 ;-)

Yours,
JessiCat

(Christmas) Decorative Hearts

Biggest Rose Heart
Just in time for the 1st Advent, I have a little kitschy decoration for you that is also ideal as a Christmas decoration, th Decorative Hearts.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas time with continued beautiful snowy landscapes :-)

Yours,
JessiCat

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A New Purple Spiderweb Top

Purple Spiderweb Top
Actually, a report from this year’s Anno 1900 Steampunk Convention in Luxembourg should follow here, including a new costume.
Instead of that, there is a small crochet work from 2021 to see, the Purple Spiderweb Top.

This small work was presented in a big way in another great shoot with Olaf Pinn .
Thanks for the great pictures :-)

Yours,
JessiCat

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10 Years Ago: Machina Nostalgica

Fashion Show Machina Nostalgica
Ten years ago I was allowed to be part of the Machina Nostalgica, the first German steampunk exhibition in the Kreismuseum Prinzeßhof in Itzehoe!
I got to meet so many wonderful, creative and talented people and host my first opening weekend fashion show.
At this point a big thank you again to my great, beautiful models Raja, Jasmin, Josepha, Lea and Swenja, and of course also to the hairdresser Marlies and for the invisible but indispensable help in the background to my dear friend Sandra!

The small film contribution to the opening weekend can still be found at: Steampunk Exhibition Machina Nostalgica.

It was a wonderful time and I like to think back on it often :-)

Reminiscing… yours
JessiCat

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A New Crochet Shawl: Victorian Mermaid Lace Shawl

Victorian Mermaid Lace Shawl
And again crochet stuff, but a work from this year: The Victorian Mermaid Lace Shawl, which I made to match my great new boots :-)

My sewing projects are progressing slowly – I don’t have the right fabric and I’m running out of time until Anno 1900…

But the next big crochet project is already in the starting blocks ;-)

Let’s see what I have to show next…
Yours,
JessiCat

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A New Outfit: Archer Vest with Wrist Warmers

Archer Vest
It’s hard to believe, but today I actually have something sewn to show and nothing crocheted ;-)

However, it is a quick & dirty work that was created in 2021, the Archer Vest with the matching Archer Wrist Warmers.

And no – I haven’t forgotten how to sew, it’s just all going a little slower than I’d like.
I hope I can make another update soon and show more :-)

Yours,
JessiCat

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A New Crochet Shrug: Shrug in Beige

Shrug in Beige
Again today I only have little stuff to present, while in the background I continue to work at a snail’s pace on my next major project.
So here it is, my sweet little Shrug in Beige.

See you soon!

Yours,
JessiCat

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A New Crochet Top: Camouflage Net Top

Camouflage Net Top
The work on my current project is progressing very slowly, there is a lack of time and energy – but I’m not giving up ;-)

Meanwhile, I still have a project from last year to present with pictures also from last year: The Camouflage Net Top!
As soon as spring comes, I’m looking forward to finally being able to wear this :-)

Yours,
JessiCat

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New Sandra-Jewellery!

Mermaid Earrings
This year doesn’t seem to get any better than the last two…
I am not well – so I’m always looking for little things to cheer me up.

These little things also include the new jewelry that Sandra made for me to match my great new boots and I would like to show it today:

Emerald Swirl Earrings and Mermaid Earrings

…and yes, the boots will certainly make an appearance at some point, but not today ;-)

In the hope that joie de vivre and creativity will soon be a part of me again and that I can share them with you, I wish you all the best and until the next post!

Yours,
JessiCat

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