Yagasuri Quilt: The Cutting

Project 17, part 2 – Plural Polygons (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the yagasuri quilt project! This week I managed to get all the rhombuses and triangles cut that make up the pattern. Quilting is a lot like baking – if there’s a good recipe available then anyone can do it, but you haveContinue reading “Yagasuri Quilt: The Cutting”

Yagasuri Quilt: The Beginning

Project 17, part 1 – Look I Just Really Like This Fabric, Ok?? Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! This week I started a new sewing project – and it’s a quilt! I literally haven’t sewn a quilt since I was in 4-H back when I was in elementary/middle school, so I felt like IContinue reading “Yagasuri Quilt: The Beginning”

Happy 2-Year Anniversary, 昔のSewing!

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Friends, I can hardly believe it, but this week is the second anniversary of this blog. I’ve really enjoyed the last year so much, and I wanted to take a moment to thank YOU for reading for two whole years now! Your comments and support have really helped meContinue reading “Happy 2-Year Anniversary, 昔のSewing!”

Obiage: The Beginning and Sewing

Project 14, part 1 – Fried Obi Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! A couple of weeks ago, I was shopping for fabric with my Aunt Sue at an adorable quilt shop, and I ran across some fabric from Moda Fabrics that I went absolutely feral for. It’s their “Wild Ivy” print series, and itContinue reading “Obiage: The Beginning and Sewing”

Happy 100 Posts, 昔のSewing!

Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Friends, I can hardly believe it, but this is the 100th post here on the blog. Your comments, likes, and support have made this a beautiful community of fashion and history enthusiasts, and I can’t wait to keep sewing and crafting with you for at least another hundred postsContinue reading “Happy 100 Posts, 昔のSewing!”

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)”