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”

Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Reveal

Project 3, part 5 – Buttons and an Art Nouveau Photoshoot (Part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 here) Welcome back to the finale of the Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration project! This project has been so much fun, and honestly I’m a little sorry it’s over. Taking an antique textile from stained and rippedContinue reading “Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Reveal”

Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Cleaning (Stage 2)

Project 3, part 4 – Cleaner, but Still With Missing Buttons! (Part 1, part 2, part 3 here) Welcome back to the Victorian Era nightgown restoration project! A few days ago my order of Vintage Textile Soak arrived, so I was excited to see how it would work. The instructions said that items could soakContinue reading “Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Cleaning (Stage 2)”

Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Cleaning (Stage 1)

Project 3, part 3 – Cleaning is Harder Than I Thought (Part 1, part 2 here) In my head, this was going to be the easiest part of this project – just dunk my garment in water, and all my problems would dissolve away! I’ve had to clean stains out of modern garments, and IContinue reading “Victorian Era Nightgown Restoration: The Cleaning (Stage 1)”