Hello there! Last month, while visiting my favorite vintage kimono store, the shop assistant came up to me with star shaped eyes and a summer kimono. There were several holes, especially in the back, which sadly meant this hand-stiched gorgeousness had ended up in the "remake&recycle" section of the store. Since she knows I mostly… Continue reading The Acton Dress: a refashion
Hello hello hello! If you live in a climate like East Japan, you know summers are long and very, VERY humid (now, this year is a bit weird, as the rainy season came from the North instead of the South, and it's still ongoing. Hopefully, we'll experience a cooler summer than, let's say, last year).… Continue reading All I want for summer is you – the Hilo Dress
This series of blog posts where originally published on shopkintsugi.net. After the success of Part I, I decided to make Part II also about Nippori. Here I will introduce a few more stores, mostly for the sake of completeness, and also will include my favorite leather shops. NO. 54 MIX NIPPORI This smallish second floor… Continue reading Tokyo Fabric Shopping Guide – Part II
Hello there! How are you doing? Today I want to talk about shirts. And not the boring (which I love, guilty as charged!), easy-to-tuck-in-and-corporate-feeling white shirts, but the fun ones, cropped and with overlays! Free cakes, you say? Where? WHERE? I have been searching for the perfect white shirt pattern forever, a search which is… Continue reading Style Arc Blaire Shirt
When it comes to clothing, one of my greatest frustrations has always been pants. Often, if they fit on the waist, they are too tight on the hips, and don't even get me started on the inseam! In addition, I have over the years developed a love for super-high waisted pants. They fit me much… Continue reading A make from long ago: Style Arc Teddy Pants
This series of blog posts where originally published on shopkintsugi.net. Hello there! After living in Tokyo for the last 4 years or so, and dissatisfied with currently available guides, I decided to create a new, hopefully comprehensive guide to Fabric Shopping in Tokyo. Tokyo, the Eastern Capital, is one of the biggest cities in the… Continue reading Tokyo Fabric Shopping Guide – Part I
Summer you say? But look at that sky! Oh, my first blog post! To be fair, this is by no means the first blog I start. Once I had a decently successful science divulgation blog (I was an undergrad, it was a simpler, way more carefree time!). For a while now I have felt the… Continue reading Ready for summer: linen Persephone pants
My name is Emilia, a sewing enthusiast and sustainability freak calling Tokyo home. I started this blog to chronicle my sewing journey, patterns I love, projects I'm doing, and share what I learn along the way. My reasons for sewing are mostly ethical, as I don't want to support a capitalist system that exploits the… Continue reading Hello there!