Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 2)

Project 9, part 3 – Made With Love (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! I was able to do all the disassembly on the Edo coat itself this week, and it was so fascinating! Much like with the Meiji era kimono project, I spent a lot ofContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 2)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 1)

Project 9, part 2 – The Opposite of Rapid Unintended Disassembly (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! My package from Japan arrived this week, and I was able to get started on the disassembly of the donor lining for my coat. I originally intended to disassemble the coat asContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 1)”

Spotlight: Iaido Keikogi

Spotlight 5: Modern Keikogi, Long History Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s fifth spotlight! Having just returned from the PNKF’s 2021 iaido seminar and shinsa (testing), I thought it might be interesting to spotlight the uniform I wear in the dojo! Although the gi and hakama I own range from 20-ish years old to brand new,Continue reading “Spotlight: Iaido Keikogi”

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (Stage 2)

Project 8, part 4 – Tempest in a Teacup (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project! To my surprise I was able to completely finish the belt and accessories this week. Also to my surprise, I fell totally in love with it. That’s not to say thatContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (Stage 2)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Beginning

Project 9, part 1 – How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down? Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today finds us back in my favorite country, Japan, for a very exciting antique restoration! I’ve been wanting to do another restoration for a while, but hadn’t found anything that resonated with me (or if itContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Beginning”

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (Stage 1)

Project 8, part 3 – First, I’ll Need a Sewing Machine… (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project! As I mentioned briefly yesterday, I spent most of this week without my trusty Featherweight while she was in the shop for repairs. I may have mentioned some trouble briefly inContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (Stage 1)”

Next Post Will be Wednesday!

Sorry for the delay, friends! I haven’t just been cloud-watching. 🙂 My Featherweight was overdue for her yearly servicing, and let me know by trapping thread in the upper tension disc and refusing to stitch. Oops! She’s been in the shop since last week, and I only just retrieved her yesterday. I’m making great projectContinue reading “Next Post Will be Wednesday!”

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Prep

Project 8, part 2 – Your Biggest Fan (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project! This week I got all the prep work finished for the project, and boy, was it more than I anticipated! There are a lot of fiddly small pieces to all the various pouches and straps inContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Prep”