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)”

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”

Spotlight: Victorian Era Purse and Handkerchief

Spotlight 2: 1883 (maybe?!) Purse and 1860s Handkerchief Welcome to 昔のSewing’s second spotlight! Since I recently finished up a Victorian Era restoration project, I thought it would be fun to share some ladies’ accoutrements from the same era that didn’t require any restoration work! The same friend who gave me the nightgown also gave meContinue reading “Spotlight: Victorian Era Purse and Handkerchief”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Toile

Project 4, part 2 – Second Wave Feminism and Testing Fit (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Mary Quant Minidress project! After slightly altering and cutting out the patterns, it was time to make my toile and find out if the alterations were enough or if I would need to make further changes forContinue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Toile”

Spotlight: Singer Featherweight

Spotlight 1: 1961 Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Welcome to 昔のSewing’s first spotlight! Spotlights are for for fun vintage or antique items in my possession that don’t require any restoration work, but that I still want to share with you. Today’s spotlight is extremely important to the blog since it’s the sewing machine I do allContinue reading “Spotlight: Singer Featherweight”

Mary Quant Minidress: The Beginning

Project 4, part 1 – British Fashion meets Hawaiian Flair Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today begins the first project involving sewing an outfit completely from scratch. It’s not the first time I’ve sewn clothes, but I also don’t really have a lot of experience doing so. I’m really looking forward to the challenge!Continue reading “Mary Quant Minidress: The Beginning”

Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing

Stay a while, and listen… Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing! I’m Rae (which you probably already know if I invited you here – but if not, welcome!), and this blog is where I’ll be sharing my adventures in historical sewing, crafting, and restoration. Mukashi literally means “olden days” or “past/former” in Japanese, but it’s alsoContinue reading “Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing”