…and cleaned, mopped, re-arranged- looking good, and ready for (more) work It appears dark with no lights on, as the walls, floors and ceiling are all pine. When I work I turn on every light in the place.
Picked it up at Cuz’s Antiques, Lebanon TN, sometime in the late 90s. It works! Detail:
next machine. A 50s electric, a Cromwell. Purchased in an estate sell (50$), Nashville TN, 1995. It works beautifully, I used it in the late 90s when sewing through a thick spot (such as the intersection on your jeans where the inseam meets the leg hem- newer home machines, most of them, can’t seem to […]
I have been using this one as a little table in a work area. I will open it up in a bit. An early electric from the 50s. It works, when I open it I will share its main use these days (for me anyway).
second/(short)series. Single needle, purchased 1985, Albany (GA) Mall. The not-so-exciting entry. A home single needle sewing machine. Most homes seem to have one. However during a busy-last-half-of-the-90s for Taylor House (which evolved into Taylor Patterns, only because “TaylorHouse” domain was taken… by a New England bed-n-breakfast) this Riccar (an obscure brand in sewing machines) was […]
December 23, 2011- Got a couple of sewing machines out of the closet, unused for years. Sat up late disentangling 4 threads from each other as well as from the loopers. Then, re-familiarizing myself with how to thread the machine. Duration = the length of one TV movie (sans commercials). I plan on sewing. Sew. […]
So far and yet so close. With high speed internet, all the usual shipping options, phone, and the fact I can, and love to, travel. I can live where I have always dreamed of (in the mountains) and still provide world class a pattern/apparel service. I usually make patterns on a computer (since 1985). And […]
From Harper’s Bazar magazine, September 2, 1899. Tailoring ad (from my collection).