I am so excited to have made my first bustle of the season :) It’s Victorian/Steampunk in the most lovely shade of Antler (this was the color name on the bolt) of twill you ever saw!

Ok, so I went a little crazy with the fringe, but that can be a good thing right?

I think “Antler” and black go lovely together. I think this may be my new favorite color combo.

I also thought you guys might be interested in seeing what kind of things I’m cleaning off my cluttered and crammed bookshelf. I have discovered original tissue pattern supplements from Godey’s Lady’s book, 1917 Dressmaking books, a Singer Classroom book, 1950′s pattern drafting and more! More on my blog.


Aesthetically speaking this is one of my favorite sewing machines. I just adore the green color, and the body shape, which is oh so Mid Century. I found it last week while browsing Craigslist.

Singer 15-125

The machine is basically a 15-91 with a makeover. It was only made for a short period of time before Singer started pushing it’s 400, 500 and 600 series machines, and stopped production of the majority of it’s early straight stitch models.

More on my blog!

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I had the good fortune of finding a really rare German Singer this weekend while I was out and about! Per the manual this machine is from 1961, and from Germany of course. It came in a neat-o Danish Modern sewing cabinet.

More details on my blog!



If you’re like me you’re a sucker for Vintage appliances. Of course, the appliances I love the most are Sewing Machines.

This morning I came across a Singer 503 tucked away in a closet at an Estate Sale. It was even in the original case! <3 Singer 500 cases tend to be hard to find, I think, because they were typically put in sewing tables upon original purchase.

Anyway, the machine was a little dirty, but with a little elbow grease she cleaned right up and Sews, well, like a Singer sewing machine. Tee hee.

To read a little more about this beauty come on over to my blog! I hope to see you there!