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)”

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (Stage 1)

Project 8, part 3 – First, I’ll Need a Sewing Machine… (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project! As I mentioned briefly yesterday, I spent most of this week without my trusty Featherweight while she was in the shop for repairs. I may have mentioned some trouble briefly inContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (Stage 1)”

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”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Cutting

Project 4, part 3 – 1960s Tiki Culture and Lots of Pieces (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant minidress sewing project! Having made my toile, it was time to get brave and actually cut into my fashion fabric. I love this fabric more every time I handle it; it’s justContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Cutting”

Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Cleaning (Stage 1)

Project 3, part 3 – Cleaning is Harder Than I Thought (Part 1, part 2 here) In my head, this was going to be the easiest part of this project – just dunk my garment in water, and all my problems would dissolve away! I’ve had to clean stains out of modern garments, and IContinue reading “Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Cleaning (Stage 1)”

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”