Edo Period Mirror Restoration: The Polishing (Stage 1)

Project 15, part 2 – Kidaore (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Edo Period mirror restoration project! This week I finally got brave and began to clean and polish my mirror. It may look like I dive cavalierly into my projects, but the truth is I spend a lot of time hemming and hawingContinue reading “Edo Period Mirror Restoration: The Polishing (Stage 1)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 3)

Project 9, part 9 – What Makes a Man Turn Neutral? (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! Remember this? It’s still a thing! It’s honestly a dead heat between this project and the Victorian undergarmentsContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 3)”

Edo Period Mirror Restoration: The Beginning

Project 15, part 1 – The Sword, The Mirror, and the Jewel Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I’ve got a brand new restoration project to share with you, and it’s not even clothing this time! Gasp! I was wanting a bit of a challenge, and to try something I’d never done before, when oneContinue reading “Edo Period Mirror Restoration: The Beginning”

Seasonal Dress Changes for Autumn/Winter in the Victorian and Meiji Eras

Bibliotheca September 2022 – Preparation: Here We Come to the Turning of the Seasons Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! This month’s theme for the Bay Area Kei Bibliotheca blog circle was suggested by the fabulous Cupcake Kamisama: “preparation.” And what perfect timing! Last week (at the time of writing) was the Autumn Equinox hereContinue reading “Seasonal Dress Changes for Autumn/Winter in the Victorian and Meiji Eras”

Clothing and Mannerisms of Edo Period Japanese Ghosts

Bibliotheca August 2022 – Spooky Summer: How to Dress a Ghost Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Or, if you’re here for the first time from the Bay Area Kei Bibliotheca blog circle – then just plain welcome! ❤ This month’s theme for the Bibliotheca bloggers was actually suggested by me – “spooky summer.” Now,Continue reading “Clothing and Mannerisms of Edo Period Japanese Ghosts”

Vacation Dress and Destination in the Victorian and Meiji Eras

Bibliotheca July 2022 – Vacation: What Happens in Ise Stays in Ise Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Or, if you’re here for the first time from the Bay Area Kei Bibliotheca blog circle – then just plain welcome! ❤ My application to join an incredible lineup of bloggers, fashion enthusiasts, and artists was justContinue reading “Vacation Dress and Destination in the Victorian and Meiji Eras”

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)”

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)”

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)”