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”

Victorian Era Perfume Case Restoration: The Finding (and Reveal)

Project 6, part 2 – At Long Last, Victory! (Part 1 here) Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing and the Victorian Era Perfume Case restoration! I really, truly, did not expect this project to take so long. “How hard can it be to find a single antique perfume bottle that is precisely 3 1/2″ highContinue reading “Victorian Era Perfume Case Restoration: The Finding (and Reveal)”

Victorian Era Perfume Case Restoration: The Beginning

Project 6, part 1 – Almost a Spotlight, but Not Quite… Welcome back to Mukashi no Sewing! Today is the beginning of a short project (in terms of number of planned posts), and also an extremely long project (in terms of time required to complete it). Actually, this was originally intended to be a Spotlight,Continue reading “Victorian Era Perfume Case Restoration: The Beginning”

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”

Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Hounds

Project 3, part 6 – Outtakes and Bonus Greyhounds (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5 here) Welcome back to a bonus episode of the Victorian Era Nightgown restoration project! I had a few goofy outtakes from my photoshoot, and I thought it would be fun to share those with you, asContinue reading “Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Hounds”