Saturday, November 7, 2015
WWII Era Reversible Japanese Souvenir Jacket Restoration
The restoration plan was: To carefully pick apart seams and take it apart; remove and replace the old batting, cuffs, collar, and waistband; while apart resew all seams and do hand sewing repairs to mend the tears, holes and pinholes; then carefully wash the two sides separately to prevent dye bleed from ruining it; finally reassemble. Read on below for the detailed step by step process!
Yay! It's done! The whole process took about two weeks, doing it in my spare time and I believe it was well worth it. It not only was a good learning experience and exercise in patience, but I now have a beautiful jacket that is wearable for years longer! Enjoy!