Victorian Era Undergarments: The Drawers Sewing (Stage 1)

Project 7, part 8 – Patterns Are Weird (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! I did a bunch of photography for another project, and had my ISO set completely wrong and everything turned out absurdly blurry…so I haveContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Drawers Sewing (Stage 1)”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Finishing

Project 7, part 7 – Who Needs an Iron? (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! It’s been a long road, but I finally was able to finish the chemise this week, and I’m SO delighted with it. It turned outContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Finishing”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 4)

Project 7, part 6 – Ribbons and Lace (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! I spent nearly all day Sunday getting more done on the chemise, and it’s so close to done I can feel it! 😀 The first step was stabilizingContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 4)”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 3)

Project 7, part 5 – The Process of Becoming (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! I took some time over the long weekend to get some more done on my chemise, and it’s hit that stage where it’s starting to look like a realContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 3)”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 2)

Project 7, part 4 – Trust the Process (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! The weather this week wasn’t great for my kimono photoshoot, so instead I got some traction on my Victorian chemise! My restoration projects are a lot of fun, but they’re really hardContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 2)”

Spotlight: Original 1960s Featherweight Manual

Spotlight 10: Original Manual for the Featherweight! Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing and our tenth spotlight here on the blog! First off, thank you so much to all my loyal readers for your patience with my hiatus. My schedule has had absolutely no extra time in it this last month, and I hate toContinue reading “Spotlight: Original 1960s Featherweight Manual”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 1)

Project 7, part 3 – Linen Closet (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! It may have been…six months since the last installment of this project? 😬 Yikes! My push to get back to this was twofold. The first is all of you! The most-liked type of post onContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Chemise Sewing (Stage 1)”

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!”

昔のSewing Still on Partial Hiatus (but here’s a mini-project I finished!)

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Work, Finn having to go back to the vet (nothing serious, but he does have to wear a bootie for a couple of weeks so he can’t lick his foot while it heals), and a general deep exhaustion prevented me from doing serious sewing this week, I’m afraid. ButContinue reading “昔のSewing Still on Partial Hiatus (but here’s a mini-project I finished!)”

Spotlight: Showa Era Sewing Book

Spotlight 9: 1928 Japanese Sewing Manual/Textbook Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s ninth spotlight! Today I’m excited to share with you a super cool Showa era sewing manual that I picked up for less than $15 on Yahoo Japan Auctions. The Showa era in Japan was quite long – it ran from 1926-1989 – and asContinue reading “Spotlight: Showa Era Sewing Book”