Sewing Machines

New vintage Singer 99k

February 21, 2010

I had to share this with you all because I knew you’d appreciate it.

I picked up this Singer 99k circa 1956 at an estate sale yesterday for $40 USD! It’s in great shape and runs like a dream.

Sorry for the poor photo quality, my husband had our camera and all I had was my Blackberry.

I also got this Marian Martin pattern in the mail this week and am dying to make it up with a pencil skirt in stead (adjusting the lines of the skirt a little shouldn’t be too hard? right?)

I think it would be so much fun to sew this pattern on that machine.

  1. The 99k was a well made machine. Congratulations on finding one that looks so good!

    If you have trouble changing the skirt lines consider using a totally different skirt pattern with the bodice of this one. I do sometimes. Lay out the pattern pieces (or trace them and pin together) and see if you can match them well–darts, side seams–a little easing is fine.

  2. I am drooling over your new Singer! What a gorgeous machine! My mom has a Singer Featherweight from the early 50s that was my grandmother's and I covet it.

    Love the beautiful pattern, too. I agree with Susan. Substitute a skirt pattern you love to get the look you want.

  3. That looks insanely similar to my mom's machine, which was her mother's…. which is what I learned to sew on, and what my mom still sews on. 🙂

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