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”

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”

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)”

Happy 1-Year Anniversary, 昔のSewing!

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Friends, I can hardly believe it, but this week is the 1-year anniversary of this blog. I am so delighted that I’ve been able to keep creating and sharing for a whole year, and I wanted to take a moment to thank YOU for reading for a whole year!Continue reading “Happy 1-Year Anniversary, 昔のSewing!”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 1)

Project 9, part 7 – Worth Doing Right (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! This is now officially the longest-running project on Mukashi no Sewing (in terms of number of posts), and there’s no end in sight haha. PartContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Quilted Lining (Stage 1)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 2)

Project 9, part 6 – Who Wore it Better? (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! Last week was particularly busy at my day job, but I managed to sneak enough time over the weekend to fabricate the replacement toggle I wantedContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 2)”

Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 1)

Project 9, part 5 – Collaboration (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Edo period coat restoration project! It snowed all week while I was doing this work, lending some urgency to my desire to finish the project and get to wearing it. 😀 So I got some tractionContinue reading “Edo Period Coat Restoration: The Embellishment (Stage 1)”