This is part III of an ongoing series on wasai. Look here for part I, which deals with measuring yourself and cutting your pieces, here for part II to learn to mark the pieces, and here for the introduction. Now you have marked all the pieces, and are ready to sew: congrats, the hard part… Continue reading Another tailoring: sewing an authentic Japanese kimono
This is part II of an ongoing series on wasai. Look here for part I, which deals with measuring yourself and cutting your pieces, and here for the introduction. Now that you have your pieces cut, you need to mark them, since wasai doesn’t allow for notches, and the seam allowance (SA) varies depending on… Continue reading Another tailoring: marking the pieces of an authentic Japanese kimono
You have read my long rant here, have examined your motivations, and are determined to actually sew the kimono? Well let's go then. First off, I want to once again specify we are going to work on an unlined kimono, or 単衣/hitoe. I think cutting is the most interesting part, as it is a zero… Continue reading Another tailoring: cutting an authentic Japanese kimono
Why this guide After almost a decade in Japan I have had the chance to sew myself and others quite the selection of 和服/Wafuku (Japanese clothing): from さみえ/samue, to underwear, to kimono, I have made it all. Recently, though, I started making proper kimono again, a turn of events powered by Yahoo! Auctions and a… Continue reading Another tailoring: a small guide to Wasai and Kimono sewing
If you follow my Instagram account you must be familiar with a couple of pairs of trousers I have been wearing a lot lately. These pants feature a unique side closure, which is inspired by the iconic and in my opinion problematic Gurkha trousers. When I say iconic, I mean it: Gurkha trousers feature a… Continue reading The Gurkha trousers: when style meets imperialism.
Hello friends! Welcome to my new and hopefully improved blog. In this inaugural post I'd like to explain why the rebrand was necessary for me at this point, and hope you'll want to follow along as before. After several years of being emilia_to_nuno everywhere, I have been feeling I had outgrown it for a while… Continue reading New name, who this?
If there's an article of clothing besides suits I really love, it's jumpsuits. They have the practicality of a dress - one item, and you are done - but pants! Yes, some awkward toilet moments are inevitable when donning a jumpsuit, but to me the positives outweigh the negatives. It' no surprise that when I… Continue reading Vogue 1645 by Rachel Comey
As you all know, my Instagram account was hacked between May 18th and May 23rd. It was a very violating experience, with the hackers aggressively harassing people including members of my family. Since I recovered the account, I pledged I'd write some tips on how I did it, as well as a brief intro on… Continue reading Instagram account hacked PART II – how I recovered it
UPDATE 05/23 I got back into the account for now. Keep checking this post in case I get hacked again. I will keep updating. Dropping a quick line to say my IG account emilia_to_nuno has been hacked on May 18th. Some of you have already emailed me asking if I have developed a sudden interest… Continue reading Instagram account hacked.
This is part 2 of Canvassing 201. For part 1, click here. For Canvassing 101, click here. Congrats! You have made it this far. Now that you have your fronts and you have finished preparing your canvas, it's time to baste them together so they can be treated as one. Of course, there are more… Continue reading Canvassing 201: assembling the canvas and jacket front