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)”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Reveal

Project 10, part 4 – Promenade With Me (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Happy New Year, and welcome back to the Victorian Parasol restoration project! If you saw the final reveal for my Steampunk Utility belt, you’ve already seen a sneak peek of Bonnie in action. But I thought that she deserved aContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Reveal”

Steampunk Utility Belt: The Reveal

Project 8, part 5 – No, YOU Look Fabulous (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the Steampunk Utility Belt project and the final reveal! I had bought a lolita dress specifically to wear with this, but when it arrived it didn’t suit me at all. 😦 So I resoldContinue reading “Steampunk Utility Belt: The Reveal”

Spotlight: Victorian Era Cake Box

Spotlight 7: Late Victorian Cake Box Welcome to Mukashi no Sewing’s seventh spotlight! Although I cannot in fact let you eat cake, I can share with you this gorgeous cake box from the late Victorian era. It belonged to some dear friends of mine, and I happened to admire it profusely when helping them moveContinue reading “Spotlight: Victorian Era Cake Box”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Finishing

Project 10, part 3 – Silk and Scallops (Part 1, part 2 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Parasol restoration project! This week I got the images edited from the second day of the restoration class I took through Black Orchid Atelier, and just re-living the experience was such a thrill. Day 2 was allContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Finishing”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Patterning and Mockup

Project 10, part 2 – Toile-ing Away (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Parasol restoration project! This week I got the photos edited from the first day of the class, and my goodness was it a fun one! I normally sew in 3-4 hour blocks at most, so eight full hours of workContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Patterning and Mockup”

Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Beginning and Prep

Project 10, part 1 – Contracting in a Field Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! I am beyond excited to share this new project with you. Of course, the Victorian Era (or late Edo/Meiji periods, in Japan) is my absolute favorite, and it’s becoming something of a specialty here on the blog. I mentioned inContinue reading “Victorian Parasol Restoration: The Beginning and Prep”

Victorian Era Undergarments: The Prep (Chemise & Drawers)

Project 7, part 2 – Myths Pre-Busted (Part 1 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era Undergarments project! I decided to break this project up into three sections – the first will be the chemise and drawers as they’re both quite simple, then the petticoat, and then the bustle. This week I was able toContinue reading “Victorian Era Undergarments: The Prep (Chemise & Drawers)”

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)”