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!”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 1)

Project 9, part 5 – Collaboration (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! It snowed all week while I was doing this work, lending some urgency to my desire to finish the project and get to wearing it. 😀 So I got some tractionContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 1)”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Reveal

Project 10, part 4 – Promenade With Me (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Happy New Year, and welcome back to the Victorian Parasol restoration project! If you saw the final reveal for my Steampunk Utility belt, you’ve already seen a sneak peek of Bonnie in action. But I thought that she deserved aContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Reveal”

Guest Project: Komebukuro

Guest Project 1 – Food is Love Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I’ve got a special treat for you this week – my aunt Sue just finished a really cool project, and she was willing to send me her photos and process and allow me to share it with you! She has loved sashikoContinue reading “Guest Project: Komebukuro”

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Reveal

Project 8, part 5 – No, YOU Look Fabulous (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project and the final reveal! I had bought a lolita dress specifically to wear with this, but when it arrived it didn’t suit me at all. 😦 So I resoldContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Reveal”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Finishing

Project 10, part 3 – Silk and Scallops (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Parasol restoration project! This week I got the images edited from the second day of the restoration class I took through Black Orchid Atelier, and just re-living the experience was such a thrill. Day 2 was allContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Finishing”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Patterning and Mockup

Project 10, part 2 – Toile-ing Away (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Parasol restoration project! This week I got the photos edited from the first day of the class, and my goodness was it a fun one! I normally sew in 3-4 hour blocks at most, so eight full hours of workContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Patterning and Mockup”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Beginning and Prep

Project 10, part 1 – Contracting in a Field Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I am beyond excited to share this new project with you. Of course, the Victorian Era (or late Edo/Meiji periods, in Japan) is my absolute favorite, and it’s becoming something of a specialty here on the blog. I mentioned inContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Beginning and Prep”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Cleaning

Project 9, part 4 – It’s Not Cotton (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! Thank you so much for your patience – I now have a new cooktop, a pile of new flooring for my kitchen, and a little more time to spend on myContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Cleaning”

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”