Posted Lunes 16 julio 2007on:
My new mystery friend is a vintage sewing machine: a 1951 Singer Featherweight.
Before we married, D was renting a room at a lady’s home. When he was moving out to live with his bride (me! ~Do you see the little hearts here!~ LOL), he got it almost free from the landlady! 🙂
After a little online research, I’ve discovered that not only it is a very good quality machine “we don’t make them like it anymore” (I could have said as much), but it is also “the semi-precious jewel of the sewing machine world“!
My precious is a limited edition because it has the Centennial seal, marking the 100th anniversary of the Singer Manufacturing Co (1851-1951). Talk about a bargain!
It is very basic, sewing only a straight stitch, but since I am only a beginner I’ll try my hand with it first. I’ll figure out later if I need a new machine with more options.
I’ve been dreaming of sewing my own clothes for a long time. My problem with store-bought clothes being that 1) I have problems finding pants or skirt that aren’t to tight on my hips and aren’t too big on my waist, 2) I might like the design but not the fabric, 3) I might like the fabric but not the design. Enough reasons to learn how to do it myself.
*Note* My very first project is a dress… from the 50’s!
(Butterick says it’s “very easy”… We’ll see!)