Victorian Era Perfume Case Restoration: The Beginning

Project 6, part 1 – Almost a Spotlight, but Not Quite… Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today is the beginning of a short project (in terms of number of planned posts), and also an extremely long project (in terms of time required to complete it). Actually, this was originally intended to be a Spotlight,Continue reading “Victorian Era Perfume Case Restoration: The Beginning”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 2)

Project 4, part 5 – A Dress is Born! (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant minidress sewing project! I can’t believe we’re finally here – the sewing is complete! The first half or so took me about 3 hours of actual sewing (with about 6 moreContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 2)”

Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Cleaning and Buying

Project 5, part 2 – Restoring Ribbons and Failing at Fabric (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Milky-Chan restoration project! I’m grateful yet again that the body of my dress is in such excellent condition because it took way more effort than expected to get this into a finished state. Well, at least onContinue reading “Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Cleaning and Buying”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 1)

Project 4, part 4 – Perfection is a Process (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant minidress sewing project! After playing around with the fabric for a bit and deciding that the Hawaiian print by itself was just a teeny bit too sheer, I ended up deciding to flat-lineContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 1)”

Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Beginning

Project 5, part 1 – Meet the Dress and Lolita Fashion Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today marks the beginning of another restoration project – this one a bit more modern (but with deep historical roots and inspiration!). The dress in need of restoration is Angelic Pretty’s Milky-Chan the Fawn Necklace Style JSK fromContinue reading “Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Beginning”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Cutting

Project 4, part 3 – 1960s Tiki Culture and Lots of Pieces (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant minidress sewing project! Having made my toile, it was time to get brave and actually cut into my fashion fabric. I love this fabric more every time I handle it; it’s justContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Cutting”

Spotlight: Victorian Era Purse and Handkerchief

Spotlight 2: 1883 (maybe?!) Purse and 1860s Handkerchief Welcome to 昔のSewing’s second spotlight! Since I recently finished up a Victorian Era restoration project, I thought it would be fun to share some ladies’ accoutrements from the same era that didn’t require any restoration work! The same friend who gave me the nightgown also gave meContinue reading “Spotlight: Victorian Era Purse and Handkerchief”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Toile

Project 4, part 2 – Second Wave Feminism and Testing Fit (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant Minidress project! After slightly altering and cutting out the patterns, it was time to make my toile and find out if the alterations were enough or if I would need to make further changes forContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Toile”

Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Hounds

Project 3, part 6 – Outtakes and Bonus Greyhounds (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here) Welcome back to a bonus episode of the Victorian Era Nightgown restoration project! I had a few goofy outtakes from my photoshoot, and I thought it would be fun to share those with you, asContinue reading “Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Hounds”