This time will be most text and links, as I have been hunting down the machine's date and possible place of manufacture. Last time I wrote anything on the machine, I was under the impression that the machine had been made in Germany, and the foot had been assembled in Finland. I e-mailed the Cultural… Continue reading Restoration project: P. Sidorow sewing machine pt.3
Sharing with you how that antique bobbin works. The needle goes down a narrow path and pushes the thread to form a loop, in the same way your modern machines do. The sharp end of the bobbin picks up that loop and slides through it. I still need to adjust the machine and fiddle with… Continue reading Some bobbin action.
It's been a while since I updated any progress with the machine. This is due to work and weather problems. I already posted that I cannot do sanding and painting at my appartment, so I've been doing all of those at my parents house. Except all the days I've been free to go, it's been… Continue reading Restoration project: P. Sidorow sewing machine pt.2
A few years back I got myself a christmas treat: A pair of American Duchess Tavistock boots. (Sorry about the image capture...) I love these boots! The leather was so soft and yielding the shoes practicly melted into the shape of my feet on the first time I wore them. I've gotten two kinds of… Continue reading Sunday quickie: Adjusting Tavistock boots
For as long as I can remember there was this old sewing machine leg sitting under a huge tree at my grandmother's cottage. This summer I finally had the courage to ask if I could have it and make a side table from it. Since granma has been trying to get rid of some stuff… Continue reading Restoration project: P. Sidorow sewing machine pt.1
I made it! To the finish line! Whoot! But there were a few times when I thought I was just going to get a headache. Like just when you get all that nice stretchy fabric all nice and flat for cutting, and the cat decides to use it for it's personal slip and slide. Cue… Continue reading Turquoise stretch dress
What can I say, I love dresses. Especially with flowy hems you can twirl in. My body's 2 different sizes, so I can't wear pencil skirts because once I get them up my rump, the waist is WAY too big. Ok, enough of that. Now that I finally finished the Abaddon dress, I came across… Continue reading Turquoise stretch dress WIP
For my first post I shall write a little about the dress that took me a year to finish (thanks to procrastination). But it was worth it to take the time and go slow. I am also a SPN fan. Not a particulary obsessed fan, but fan nonetheless. I also loved Queen Abaddon in her… Continue reading Abaddon – grey dress