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”

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”

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”

Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Mending

Project 1, part 3 – Pinning, Mending, and Musing (part 1, part 2 here) I’m back for part 3 of the Meiji Era kimono restoration project to cover the actual mending process! I spent approximately 1 hour pinning things into place in advance of sewing – I’ve found that I am far more excited toContinue reading “Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Mending”

Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Materials

Project 1, part 2 – the Materials and Plan (part 1 here) Welcome back to the Meiji Era kimono restoration project! Today in part 2 I wanted to share the materials I’ve obtained to complete the restoration. I already have plenty of thread; I have some vintage green and red cotton threads in the rightContinue reading “Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Materials”

Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Beginning

Project 1, part 1 – Origin Story and Starting Point My first project to share with you all is the restoration of this beautiful green Meiji Era irotomesode kimono. Restoration means different things to different people, and honestly means different things to me depending on the item in question. In this case, my aim isContinue reading “Meiji Era Kimono Restoration: The Beginning”