1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, I made it!! 2017, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

So I like it …

and it takes A LOT for me to like the style, colour and fit of a swimsuit.  With a few changes, this one was good right out of the envelope.  It's a one piece, which I wanted, and it has flattering gathers at the front to hide all evils.  I removed the gathers at the back though… Continue reading So I like it …

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, Fabrics, Pants, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Amber is put to work …

Perhaps you remember my Singer 421G, a convertible free arm sewing machine made in Germany in 1954.  "Amber" for short!  Since purchasing Amber, she has received a good cleaning and oiling, and I took apart her tension assembly and put her back together again.  She runs smoothly now with a nice stitch. I love the sound she… Continue reading Amber is put to work …

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My first “up cycle”?

My sister's co-worker is traveling to Mexico very soon to avoid our rainy winter - the rain just goes on and on and on...  She asked my sister if I would be willing to sew her "tankini" for her before she leaves.  Sure, I love a new project! What we have here is her tankini top… Continue reading My first “up cycle”?