Claire

Hello everyone! I just launched a collaborative Google map which might interest a lot of the readers here – it’s a collection of costume and textile museums from around the world. You can open the map hereĀ or by clicking on the image below. I was inspired by Vicki’s Map the Sewintists project which has been [...]

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Hello again! I’m back with an update on my adventures cleaning my Singer 66. As I mentioned before, it’s from 1923 and quite dirty, gunky, rusty etc, so I’ve slowly been disassembling and scrubbing everything. Most recently I took apart everything on the bottom of the machine, cleaned it, and put it back together. I’m [...]

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Hi everyone! I can’t contain my enthusiasm, so I have to share this purchase I made with you… It’s a Singer 66, and the first antique sewing machine I’ve owned. I’ve been teaching myself to sew for a few years on a machine that I think is from the seventies. It works fine, but lately [...]

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Hi everyone! I have a re-sewing project to tackle, and I’m looking for a little advice. It’s not sewing from scratch, but hopefully it won’t be out of place here since it is definitely vintage! I like to admire vintage dresses, but I don’t often consider purchasing or wearing them. But while wandering around thrift [...]

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Hi everyone! This is my first post here, but I’ve been admiring everyone’s makes for some time. I wanted to share my completed cape from this winter – Simplicity 6651.   Here’s the pattern envelope:     I made this out of a loose-weave wool with a faux fur collar and a poly satin lining. [...]

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