vendredi 25 janvier 2013

Meet this 1924 beauty!

Hi there! Recently I had the opportunity to try an old pedal-operated sewing machine. I fell in love with it. There is something about these machines that is a little bit magical. So I had to get one for myself. Luckilly, I found one that was for sale close to my place and got a really good deal for it. The lady showed me the certificate, and this machine dates from 1924, and was made in honor of Singer's centennial anniversary, if I recall correctly. The wood needs a bit of restoring, but this piece is truly beautiful, and perfectly functionnal! If Downton Abbey characters were real, this is the kind of machine they could have used! And bonus, electricity shortcuts will no longer stop me from carrying on with my sewing! I also realised that both my sewing machines are vintage. My other one is from 1964! I actually prefer them to modern ones, because they are all-metal and almost unbreakable, unlike the modern plastic ones that break down all the time because the pieces are to fragile. 






Beautiful, isn't it? I'm trying to find a name for it. Got any ideas? Apart from this, as I said in my previous post, I'm going to Disney World soon, and I am making costumes for me, and the people who are going with me. The two kids are Minnie and Mickey, I'll be an 18th century pirate, Snow White, and Mary Poppins (from the Jolly Holiday number). My stepmother will be Princess Jasmine and my Dad will be Indiana Jones ( cuz he's a disney character now!). So far Jasmine is pretty much done, except for accessories and a few missing snaps, Snow White is almost finished, Mary Poppins is progressing well, and I still have to make some Mickey ears for my little stepbrother.  Such fun! Pictures coming soon!!

Have a nice day!

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  1. Nice machine! I agree with you, vintage machines are the best because they were made of stronger stuff (cast iron in the case of my hand crank machine).

    And that is so cool about making costumes for going to Disney World. I've always told myself I would make my kids some, but not me, else I'd be mistaken for an employee. Let me know how it goes!

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    1. Thanks! I also thought I might be mistaken for an employee, but if little kids come to me and think I'm Mary Poppins I'll probably just be amused and play along... But also the fact that there will be 5 of us sticking together, all costumed differently and not just me walking around by myself may help us a little. And I am very short (4'11''), so people might also think I'm a kid too haha

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