Posts in Vintage research
Vintage overview: Sailor trousers (Italian and French)

As I wrote on my post about redoing a vintage kimono, I love shopping for vintage clothes, supposedly for research purposes and actually for wearing them myself.

This weekend I decided it was about time I adjusted the two pairs of sailor trousers I bought in August 2016, at Cenci Vintage London.

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How to Redo a 90-Year-Old Silk Kimono - Part 2

Continuing from where I stopped on part 1, it's time to re-assemble my precious kimono.

Since I just took apart the collar and lining from the shell fabric, all I need to do now is put them back together, right?

Hmm no. If it were that straightforward, I wouldn't be doing another post.

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How to Redo a 90-Year-Old Silk Kimono - Part 1

As a fashion designer, I end up buying the occasional kimono, telling myself that it'll be great research. If Iā€™m totally honest, though, I actually buy them because I want to wear them, so I end up finding things to tweak and repair.

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