Mourning Robe

Mourning Robe
There were strict rules for how long you had to go into mourning in the victorian times, depending on the degree of relationship and standing of the deceased and which could extend up to a whole year.
That is why a woman in a mourning dress was not a rare sight these days.

This outfit is a tailbodice and a lace-apron over a plain skirt.
Even the underwear, consisting of a petticoat and bloomers, is mourning-black.

The matching accessoiries are the Mourning Hat and the Bag for the Mourning Robe.

Photos: Eric Aisling (2015)

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Mourning Hat

Mourning Hat
This hat is made for the Mourning Robe.

I used the pattern from Truly Victorian (TV550, 1880′s Buckram Hat Frame) once more, this time with the highest crown to match the era of the dress. I added some feathers and a black dotted veil.

Completed: 2014

Status: in my Klamottenkiste and was worn for the first time by Clara McCrimmon with the complete outfit at the fashion show of the Aethercircus 2014.

Photos: Eric Aisling

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Tick-Tock Choker and Hairpin

Tick-Tock Choker and Hairpin
Hairpin and choker are made out of the same braid combination as seen on the Tick-Tock Dress and thereby they are the perfect accessories for the dress.
The clock face on the hairpin is a real one taken from an old out-of-order fob watch and is fixed with a little pearl.

Completed: 2014

Status: in my Klamottenkiste

Photo: Maik24 Photography (2014)
Jewellery: Sandra

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Sleeping Beauty Set

Sleeping Beauty Set
This rosy tinted rose-twine set would be the perfect jewellery for the sleeping beauty :-)
However it cannot only be worn with classy dresses but it also goes well with every-day clothing.

Completed: 2014

Status: I like to wear it

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Misty Drops in Copper Earrings

Misty Drops in Copper Earrings
The misty drops cased in copper go well with Steampunk outfits, but can be combined with every-day clothing just as well.

Completed: 2012 or 2013, but just recently in my possession ;-)

Status: I like to wear them very much :-)

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The Time Meddler

The Time Meddler
The Time Meddler journeys through time in search of treasures from the past and achievements from the future.

His outfit consists of a coat with decorative button holes, a double-breasted vest and plain trousers, also there is a bowtie and a matching hatband.

Photos: NeedMoreCoffeeMan (2014)
Cufflinks: Sandra

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Night Circus Dress (Poppet)

Night Circus Dress (Poppet)
The Night Circus is a book by Erin Morgenstern.
In her story about love and magic she describes a visually stunning world dominated by black and white that could not be more colourful and iridescent.

I had a thousand sewing ideas in mind while reading the book and this first actually sewn dress I dedicate to the character Poppet.
Poppet is a young girl with firey red hair who grew up in the Night Circus. Althought Poppet rather wears only white, I think of this Night Circus Dress as “her dress”.

It will certainly not be the last piece I will create inspired by this book.

Matching accessory are the Black Cameo Choker and the Black Cameo Earrings.

Photos: Sven Tuchscheerer (2014)
Earrings: Sandra

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Black Cameo Choker

Black Cameo Choker
This sweet neckband with its black and white cameo is the matching necklace for the Black Cameo Earrings made by Sandra.
The cameo is attached to a satin bow on a velvet band, that is closed on the back with another satin bow.

This choker is made to wear with the Night Circus Dress.

Completed: 2013

Status: it was worn for the first time by Raja at my fashion show at the Machina Nostalgica

Photo: Sven Tuchscheerer (2014)
Earrings: Sandra

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Ruffled Parasol Earrings

Ruffled Parasol Earrings
When looking at these cute earrings I have somehow to thing of Alexia from The Parasol Protectorate-Series by Gail Carriger.
So that is where I got the name: Alexia’s codename was Ruffled Parasol after all ;-)

These earrings go well with Steampunk outfits as well as every day clothing.

Completed: 2013

Status: I really like to wear them

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Romantic Silver Medallion

Romantic Silver Medallion
This romatic medallion with its long form looks exspecially beautiful together wit a v-neck.
It is the perfect additon to fanciful and a bit more classy outfits :-)

Completed: 2013

Status: I do wear it

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