Spotlight: Original 1960s Featherweight Manual

Spotlight 10: Original Manual for the Featherweight! Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing and our tenth spotlight here on the blog! First off, thank you so much to all my loyal readers for your patience with my hiatus. My schedule has had absolutely no extra time in it this last month, and I hate toContinue reading “Spotlight: Original 1960s Featherweight Manual”

Reminder: 昔のSewing Poll and Hiatus!

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Just a reminder that I’m in final prep mode for my rank test on Saturday, and that the blog will return to full project posts on Tuesday, April 12. If you haven’t yet, please do take a moment to respond to my blog poll! I’m very grateful for theContinue reading “Reminder: 昔のSewing Poll and Hiatus!”

昔のSewing Poll (and brief hiatus!)

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I’m preparing for another rank test in Iaido in less than two weeks, so I will have to take a brief hiatus from working on projects in order to focus all my energy on my practice. I’ll return to full project posts on Tuesday, April 12 – although thereContinue reading “昔のSewing Poll (and brief hiatus!)”

Happy 1-Year Anniversary, 昔のSewing!

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Friends, I can hardly believe it, but this week is the 1-year anniversary of this blog. I am so delighted that I’ve been able to keep creating and sharing for a whole year, and I wanted to take a moment to thank YOU for reading for a whole year!Continue reading “Happy 1-Year Anniversary, 昔のSewing!”

Spotlight: Showa Era Sewing Book

Spotlight 9: 1928 Japanese Sewing Manual/Textbook Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s ninth spotlight! Today I’m excited to share with you a super cool Showa era sewing manual that I picked up for less than $15 on Yahoo Japan Auctions. The Showa era in Japan was quite long – it ran from 1926-1989 – and asContinue reading “Spotlight: Showa Era Sewing Book”

Spotlight: More Singer Featherweight Accessories!

Spotlight 8: More Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Accessories for the Hoard! Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing and our eighth spotlight here on the blog! I managed to snag two more attachments from eBay for my Featherweight, and thought you might enjoy getting to know them with me! The first piece I picked up isContinue reading “Spotlight: More Singer Featherweight Accessories!”

Spotlight: Victorian Era Cake Box

Spotlight 7: Late Victorian Cake Box Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s seventh spotlight! Although I cannot in fact let you eat cake, I can share with you this gorgeous cake box from the late Victorian era. It belonged to some dear friends of mine, and I happened to admire it profusely when helping them moveContinue reading “Spotlight: Victorian Era Cake Box”

Spotlight: 1943 Singer Dressmaking Manual

Spotlight 6: Fun in Diagon Magpie Alley Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s sixth spotlight! A few weeks ago, I alluded to a gem that I found in an antique shop in Port Townsend, and I thought this week would be perfect to share it with you! I spent most of my trip enjoying the naturalContinue reading “Spotlight: 1943 Singer Dressmaking Manual”

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”

Spotlight: Antique and Vintage Teacups

Spotlight 4: Tea and Me Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today’s spotlight is on my small collection of antique and vintage teacups! This is going to be an image-heavy post, as I really wanted to share all the beautiful details on these cups. 🙂 So why tea cups? As I’ve mentioned before, I grewContinue reading “Spotlight: Antique and Vintage Teacups”