Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 2)

Project 9, part 3 – Made With Love (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! I was able to do all the disassembly on the Edo coat itself this week, and it was so fascinating! Much like with the Meiji era kimono project, I spent a lot ofContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 2)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 1)

Project 9, part 2 – The Opposite of Rapid Unintended Disassembly (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! My package from Japan arrived this week, and I was able to get started on the disassembly of the donor lining for my coat. I originally intended to disassemble the coat asContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Disassembly (Stage 1)”

Spotlight: Iaido Keikogi

Spotlight 5: Modern Keikogi, Long History Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s fifth spotlight! Having just returned from the PNKF’s 2021 iaido seminar and shinsa (testing), I thought it might be interesting to spotlight the uniform I wear in the dojo! Although the gi and hakama I own range from 20-ish years old to brand new,Continue reading “Spotlight: Iaido Keikogi”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Beginning

Project 9, part 1 – How Many Roads Must a Man Walk Down? Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today finds us back in my favorite country, Japan, for a very exciting antique restoration! I’ve been wanting to do another restoration for a while, but hadn’t found anything that resonated with me (or if itContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Beginning”

Obi Makeover: The Sewing and the Reveal

Project 2, part 2 – Learning New Skills is Fun! (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the obi makeover project! As predicted, this was a pleasantly quick project to finish – about 8 hours total including things like unpicking the obi and pinning up 3.5 yards of piping. I’ve never done piping before, so IContinue reading “Obi Makeover: The Sewing and the Reveal”

Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Reveal

Project 1, part 5 – Revealing the Finished Kimono and Sharing Final Thoughts (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Meiji Kimono Restoration project! Today I’d like to share with you a bit about the obi I chose for the ensemble, along with my final thoughts on the projectContinue reading “Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Reveal”

Obi Makeover: The Beginning

Project 2, part 1 – Mottainai and Getting Started Welome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I actually hadn’t intended for my second project to also be Japanese (or at least, Japan-adjacent), but another project is taking a bit longer to prep than anticipated, and this one is something I need! Along with being Japan-adjacent, IContinue reading “Obi Makeover: The Beginning”

Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Finishing

Project 1, part 4 – Finishing the Mending and Previewing an Obi (part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Meiji Kimono Restoration project! I’ve finally finished up all the mending – huzzah! When I sat down I thought “oh, there’s not much more to do,” but in reality it was anotherContinue reading “Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Finishing”