Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 3)

Spotlight 11-3: I Had to Take a Lot of Photos (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome to the third part of Mukashi no Sewing’s eleventh spotlight! As I mentioned last time, the original post ended up being SUPER long, so I’ve split it into three sections. This is the second curation post, covering my kimonoContinue reading “Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 3)”

Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 2)

Spotlight 11-2: Mariieeeeeeeeee Kondoooooooooo (Part 1 here) Welcome to the second part of Mukashi no Sewing’s eleventh spotlight! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about how and why I curate my collections. This post ended up being SUPER long, so I’ve split it into three sections that will come out over the nextContinue reading “Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 2)”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Drawers Sewing (Stage 1)

Project 7, part 8 – Patterns Are Weird (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! I did a bunch of photography for another project, and had my ISO set completely wrong and everything turned out absurdly blurry…so I haveContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Drawers Sewing (Stage 1)”

Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 1)

Spotlight 11-1: Where To Put It All? Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s eleventh spotlight! This is part one of a two-part spotlight – I’ll be focusing on storage today, and in the second part I’ll be talking about curation! It’s all well and good to have a wardrobe of unusual or antique clothing, but youContinue reading “Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 1)”

Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Cleaning (Red Dress)

Project 13, part 2 – It Doesn’t Always Work (Part 1 here) Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! This week I spent cleaning the red velveteen dress, which was…if not precisely a failure, certainly not a success either. More on that later, but first let’s talk about the process! You can see here that whenContinue reading “Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Cleaning (Red Dress)”

昔のSewing Returns Next Week!

Hi friends! I haven’t just been reading books about Edo-period fashion! This month has been very family-focused, which has been delightful but has also meant limited time for working on projects. I’ve literally got two things drying as I write, but I can’t finish the post until I can photograph them! Velveteen takes a longContinue reading “昔のSewing Returns Next Week!”

Bibliotheca August: Spooky Summer!

August 2022: How to Dress a Ghost Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Or, if you’re here for the first time from the Bay Area Kei Bibliotheca blog circle – then just plain welcome! ❤ This month’s theme for the Bibliotheca bloggers was actually suggested by me – “spooky summer.” Now, if you live inContinue reading “Bibliotheca August: Spooky Summer!”

Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Beginning

Project 13, part 1 – Velveteen Dream Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! This week I began a new hybrid project that definitely was not an excuse to buy new dresses. I don’t even know why you’d say that? So weird. 😀 Actually, I’ve wanted to do another lolita project for a while, as havingContinue reading “Velveteen JSKs Restoration: The Beginning”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Finishing

Project 7, part 7 – Who Needs an Iron? (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! It’s been a long road, but I finally was able to finish the chemise this week, and I’m SO delighted with it. It turned outContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Finishing”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 4)

Project 7, part 6 – Ribbons and Lace (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! I spent nearly all day Sunday getting more done on the chemise, and it’s so close to done I can feel it! 😀 The first step was stabilizingContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 4)”