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)”

Bibliotheca August: Spooky Summer!

August 2022: 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, if you live inContinue reading “Bibliotheca August: Spooky Summer!”

Bibliotheca July: Vacation!

July 2022: 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 just accepted this month,Continue reading “Bibliotheca July: Vacation!”

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”

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”

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”

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)”