Vintage Sewing

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February 9, 2007

I wish I could say that I made the jacket with the Singer machine, but the jacket was actually finished last month and I only got the machine a few days ago. The jacket is Simplicity 4047, made in aquamarine velvet, with a taupe lining. I made it to go with a gold-coloured lace wiggle dress I bought awhile ago.
The Singer was a birthday present from my roommate. It’s serial number dates it back to 1930, and it still works! She also got me a couple boxes of attachments, but they haven’t arrived yet. I’m really hoping they will include the ‘Ruffler’ foot. I’m thinking that I’ll test out the machine on the shirt from the same pattern set.

  1. I am jealous of the machine. I have an old Nelco that was my husband’s grandmother’s machine. It shakes the table so bad I can hardly see. Love the jacket.

  2. I have my great-grandmother’s Singer from the 1940s. I love it dearly and it sews wonderfully. It’s my only machine and I sew everything on it. I have yet to try out a ruffler, but you should definitely ebay yourself a buttonholer and a zigzagger–you’ll be able to do pretty much everything on the Singer that you can do on any modern machine.

  3. I got an attachment with mine which I think is a ruffler – just don’t know how to use it! Now a buttonholer would be very useful…

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