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!)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 2)

Project 9, part 8 – Keeping Warm (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! I’ve managed to make some more progress on the lining of the coat…although let me tell you I am not getting this finished beforeContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 2)”

Obi Makeover, the Sequel: The Finish and Reveal

Project 11, part 2 – Loyal Cerberus Watches You Sew (Part 1 here) Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! This week I finished my obi, and let me just spoil the ending for you: I LOVE IT. It’s stiff yet flexible, it makes it incredibly easy to put on my sword, it holds everything inContinue reading “Obi Makeover, the Sequel: The Finish and Reveal”

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!”

Obi Makeover, the Sequel: The Beginning and Sewing

Project 11, part 1 – I Heard You Like Obi Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Nearly a year ago, I used a secondhand obi to create a dropcloth for my weapons for iaido, and I’m still using it regularly! This week I started a little project with a different secondhand obi to make…another obi.Continue reading “Obi Makeover, the Sequel: The Beginning and Sewing”

昔のSewing Still on Partial Hiatus (but here’s a mini-project I finished!)

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Work, Finn having to go back to the vet (nothing serious, but he does have to wear a bootie for a couple of weeks so he can’t lick his foot while it heals), and a general deep exhaustion prevented me from doing serious sewing this week, I’m afraid. ButContinue reading “昔のSewing Still on Partial Hiatus (but here’s a mini-project I finished!)”

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”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 1)

Project 9, part 7 – Worth Doing Right (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! This is now officially the longest-running project on Mukashi no Sewing (in terms of number of posts), and there’s no end in sight haha. PartContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 1)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 2)

Project 9, part 6 – Who Wore it Better? (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! Last week was particularly busy at my day job, but I managed to sneak enough time over the weekend to fabricate the replacement toggle I wantedContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 2)”