Dresses | Sewing Machines | Vintage Sewing

A Shirtwaist Fit For Cycling

October 17, 2013

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!

  1. 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.

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