April 18, 2010

Another Old Singer Acquired - Singer 66 Godzilla Finish

Acquired another old Singer sewing machine locally.  Not yet out of the van, but so excited!  Finally a godzilla (crinkle) finish - 1950's era.  More details to come.

Photos courtesy of Mike H. of Sioux Falls SD.

Stiching up a little dress - literally.

Have picked up a couple of embroidery design sets made for sewing doll clothes.  Picked up the 18" doll clothes pattern (ie American Girl) via internet download, but purchased the 11 1/2" doll clothes pattern (ie Barbie) from Nancy's Notions.  You can find the creators at  Sisters In Stitches

Took on the 18" doll clothes.  It was a breeze.  You stitch out the bodice, collar, sleeves and corresponding facings - stitch them together using a 1/4" seam - hem and gather the skirt - attach the skirt and you're done.  I used my serger to do a rolled hem on the sleeves and skirt. 

Kit is dressed and ready to play.  What a fun project!