Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (Stage 2)

Project 8, part 4 – Tempest in a Teacup (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project! To my surprise I was able to completely finish the belt and accessories this week. Also to my surprise, I fell totally in love with it. That’s not to say thatContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Sewing (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)”

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Prep

Project 8, part 2 – Your Biggest Fan (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project! This week I got all the prep work finished for the project, and boy, was it more than I anticipated! There are a lot of fiddly small pieces to all the various pouches and straps inContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Prep”

Review: “Costume College 2021 Goes Virtual”

Review 1: All Together Separately Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! For a while I’ve thought that it would be fun to do periodic reviews here, and attending Virtual Costume College this year provided my first opportunity. Costume College is a “three-day costuming arts conference” that normally takes place in Southern California every year. DespiteContinue reading “Review: “Costume College 2021 Goes Virtual””

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Beginning

Project 8, part 1 – Steam-what? Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! It may be a little ambitious, but I’ve decided to work on a second sewing project alongside the Victorian Undergarments one. This project came about because I attended Virtual Costume College 2021 at the end of July, and the one workshop I decidedContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Beginning”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Beginning

Project 7, part 1 – Let’s Sew Some Unmentionables! Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I had so much fun sewing the Mary Quant Minidress that I decided to dive into another sewing project right away – but this time I’m back in my favorite era. Ultimately, I plan to sew a full dress –Continue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Beginning”

Spotlight: Singer Featherweight Accessories

Spotlight 3: New (to Me) Featherweight Sewing Machine Accessories Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I bought two new accessories recently for my Featherweight, and thought they might be of interest – particularly if you have a vintage/antique machine of your own! The first piece of kit I purchased was the buttonholer you may haveContinue reading “Spotlight: Singer Featherweight Accessories”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Reveal

Project 4, part 6 – A Fruity Drink! (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant minidress sewing project! Not only is the dress finished, but my husband also just refinished our patio furniture and set up the sunbrella. 🙂 So it seemed to me toContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Reveal”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 2)

Project 4, part 5 – A Dress is Born! (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant minidress sewing project! I can’t believe we’re finally here – the sewing is complete! The first half or so took me about 3 hours of actual sewing (with about 6 moreContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 2)”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 1)

Project 4, part 4 – Perfection is a Process (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant minidress sewing project! After playing around with the fabric for a bit and deciding that the Hawaiian print by itself was just a teeny bit too sheer, I ended up deciding to flat-lineContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Sewing (Stage 1)”