Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 3)

Spotlight 11-3: I Had to Take a Lot of Photos (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome to the third part of Mukashi no Sewing’s eleventh spotlight! As I mentioned last time, the original post ended up being SUPER long, so I’ve split it into three sections. This is the second curation post, covering my kimonoContinue reading “Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 3)”

Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 2)

Spotlight 11-2: Mariieeeeeeeeee Kondoooooooooo (Part 1 here) Welcome to the second part of Mukashi no Sewing’s eleventh spotlight! Today I wanted to talk a little bit about how and why I curate my collections. This post ended up being SUPER long, so I’ve split it into three sections that will come out over the nextContinue reading “Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 2)”

Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 1)

Spotlight 11-1: Where To Put It All? Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s eleventh spotlight! This is part one of a two-part spotlight – I’ll be focusing on storage today, and in the second part I’ll be talking about curation! It’s all well and good to have a wardrobe of unusual or antique clothing, but youContinue reading “Spotlight: Storage and Curation (Part 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”

Review: Paradiso 2022

Review 2: A Beautiful Symphony Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Last weekend I was away in Kansas City, Missouri attending Paradiso, a Japanese fashion convention. This was the fifth Paradiso (and the second that I’ve attended), but sadly it’s also the last one as pandemic pressures (both financial and logistical) led to the organizersContinue reading “Review: Paradiso 2022”

Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Reveal

Project 5, part 4 – Frilly Feminist Fashion (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Milky-Chan JSK restoration project! Hopefully you’re ready for an overload of pink and white, since I’ve completely finished the restoration on this jumperskirt and I’m pretty excited to show off the results of my hard work.Continue reading “Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Reveal”

Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Sewing

Project 5, part 3 – Ties That Bind (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Milky-Chan JSK restoration project! First off, thank you to all the people who asked about the final reveal for the Mary Quant dress. ❤ Two things have held it up – the first is a massive heat waveContinue reading “Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Sewing”

Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Cleaning and Buying

Project 5, part 2 – Restoring Ribbons and Failing at Fabric (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Milky-Chan restoration project! I’m grateful yet again that the body of my dress is in such excellent condition because it took way more effort than expected to get this into a finished state. Well, at least onContinue reading “Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Cleaning and Buying”

Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Beginning

Project 5, part 1 – Meet the Dress and Lolita Fashion Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today marks the beginning of another restoration project – this one a bit more modern (but with deep historical roots and inspiration!). The dress in need of restoration is Angelic Pretty’s Milky-Chan the Fawn Necklace Style JSK fromContinue reading “Milky-Chan the Fawn Restoration: The Beginning”