Tuesday, 5 April 2011

My new toy!!!

I am now the proud owner of a binder foot. I first came across this cool toy when reading about vintage sewing machines. They used to come with a large array of feet. The cassock I've been working on calls for prefolded bias binding to finish the visible seams. It is slightly time consuming, but the finished look is so neat and professional. So, being me, I decided to go hunting on ebay, and the rest was history. Hopefully I'll have a go with it in the next few days, and let you know how I get on.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Pattern Naughtiness

Why is it that whenever I go on ebay I always seem to find myself browsing through vintage patterns? Especially the nightwear/underwear. Grr. I completely fell for the above pattern, and ended spending more on it than I usually do on patterns. It's from the 1930s, and has that lovely gathering at shoulders and bust that I always go for. And the jacket!!! Look at that cute little bow. I know I'm going to have to draft the skirt up a size or two, but I couldn't resist once I had seen the pattern, it had to be mine!