Showing posts from October, 2013

Yoko Dana Picture Post

This would just be a quick picture post on the kimono I received from Yoko Dana, the lovely Used/Vintage kimono reselling shop I've been stalking, Oh a good five years? Anywho, pictures!!


Vintage Bullet Bra Post Two


Va Va Voom Bullet Bra Sew-a-long!!!

Joining the bra building babes! Heres what Ive got so far. Here is a selection of small yardages I have, just some that've been lurking. Im making both size DD and C because I don't know which one would fit best. Here I added a good inch to the sidebands, as I KNOW Im gonna need it. This is the size C.
The size DD is going to be in this cabbage rose looking fabric, just as the trial size.

Side note. Totally cut these out waiting for class to start. I admit I was kinda feeling wicked and wanted someone to ask me what I was doing. Alas, no one inquired.

Dearly would've loved seeing the reaction on someone's face when I told them I was sewing my bras.



Commiting A Sin

Its a dirty word in vintage circles. People have taken wonderful, one of a kind clothes and turned them into zombie costumes, bloody brides, quilts and purses. I recently ordered a shipment of 10 pounds of kimono from Yoko Dana (Will be another post detailing them, promise)

To tear apart these beautiful kimono would be blasphemous.

However, these kimono are already recycled. They've had their life, some of them have had several. They're stained and mended in places. They're sold with the express purpose of repurposing.

Took me about a week to come to terms with my sinful thoughts about the murder of these kimono. However, in the end, I want something wearable on an everyday idea. These kimono drag on the ground and don't come all the way around my American 'waist' if you could call it that. So, here is my first Idea.

What I call my Coral Kimono. This one has stains: and Patches:

And although it is gorgeous beyond words it is obviously at the…