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Taylor Patterns Office revisted

Taylor Patterns Office revisted

…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.        

May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Time to Play, and Learn

Time to Play, and Learn

Pfaff Ambition 1.5  

February 12, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Treadle Machine

Treadle Machine

Picked it up at Cuz’s Antiques, Lebanon TN, sometime in the late 90s. It works!                                         Detail:  

February 11, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Cromwell Sewing Machine

Cromwell Sewing Machine

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 […]

January 15, 2012 | 2 Comments More
End Table/50s Electric

End Table/50s Electric

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).  

January 8, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Riccar single needle home sewing

Riccar single needle home sewing

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 […]

January 2, 2012 | 2 Comments More
Simplicity Easy Lock

Simplicity Easy Lock

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. […]

December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Draft a Jersey

Draft a Jersey

Jersey Drafting Season

October 23, 2011 | 2 Comments More
Home Office

Home Office

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 […]

June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Harper's Bazar, suits $5 and up

Harper’s Bazar, suits $5 and up

From Harper’s Bazar magazine, September 2, 1899. Tailoring ad (from my collection).  

June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More