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)”

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)”

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)”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 3)

Project 7, part 5 – The Process of Becoming (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! I took some time over the long weekend to get some more done on my chemise, and it’s hit that stage where it’s starting to look like a realContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 3)”

Yagasuri Kimono Restoration: The Reveal

Project 12, part 3 – Taisho Roman (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! It was CRAZY hot here for a few days, and I was beginning to worry that I wouldn’t be able to take pictures of this kimono until next week, but the weather cooled just in time! EvenContinue reading “Yagasuri Kimono Restoration: The Reveal”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 2)

Project 7, part 4 – Trust the Process (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! The weather this week wasn’t great for my kimono photoshoot, so instead I got some traction on my Victorian chemise! My restoration projects are a lot of fun, but they’re really hardContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 2)”

Yagasuri Kimono Restoration: The Embroidery

Project 12, part 2 – The Fix is In (Part 1 here) Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Having managed to remove most of the stains last week, I was left with just one on the right collar that – while much-lightened – was still problematic. I was getting tired of scrubbing at it, andContinue reading “Yagasuri Kimono Restoration: The Embroidery”

Yagasuri Kimono Restoration: The Beginning and Cleaning

Project 12, part 1 – Hoisting Wet Kimono is My Hobby Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I’m still chipping away at my Edo Coat Restoration and Victorian Undergarments projects, but I recently acquired this vintage beauty that was in need of a little love and wanted to share the restoration process! The weird thingContinue reading “Yagasuri Kimono Restoration: The Beginning and Cleaning”