A Shirtwaist Fit For Cycling

by highheelhippie on October 17, 2013 · 5 comments

in Dresses,Sewing Machines,Vintage Sewing

I have been lurking for a while checking out everyone’s great vintage style creations. I am finally posting adding my own! This is a modern Butterick pattern (5846) with a retro flair.

 I sewed  almost the entire dress on my “new to me” 1948 Singer Featherweight.  I cheated and used my modern Singer for the button holes.  I was in a hurry to wear the dress and didn’t want to fiddle with the Featherweight’s button hole attachment.









More pictures and information on my blog.  Both the machine and the fabric were gifts from my Mum. what can I say… She knows what I like!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurie October 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

How exciting to have a featherweight- I am keeping my eyes out for one… and then to sew almost the WHOLE dress on it! Nice!


MarieBayArea October 18, 2013 at 12:25 am

Cute day dress with such a cool print. I adore your sewing machine.


Jennifer at My Sewing Suite October 18, 2013 at 9:07 am

Cute dress and machine. We acquired a featherweight form 1953 at a garage sale this summer. It sews wonderfully. I still use my machine for the zips and buttonholes. One of these days I will try bound buttonholes by hand.


tanya maile October 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

Your dress turned out lovely! How lucky to have such a nice featherweight!


highheelhippie October 19, 2013 at 8:15 am

Thank you for all your nice comments on my first post!


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