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The Beauty of Vintage Sewing – My 1950 Singer Sewing Experience

The Beauty of Vintage Sewing – My 1950 Singer Sewing Experience

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By Andrea “They don’t make ’em like they used to” – as much as I don’t like to normally bust out cliches, this one really rings true in this case.    While today’s sewing machines seem to favour function over form, mid-century machines favoured both.  Your sewing machine cabinet was considered…

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

Funny And Ridiculous “Gags And Gals” From The Prelinger Archives

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By RetroRuth Yep, that’s right. These girls are in giant boxes. You see, they’re mail-order girls, ordered by Ted Jones in “Oskosh”, WI (yep, it’s spelled wrong in the film) who wants a wife, but wants to have his choice of women mailed to him. In the end, he decides…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

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Thank goodness it is Saturday!  I thought that week would never end. Jeez.  So, as a reward to everyone for making it to the week, here is a great pamphlet that I recently found that gives detailed instructions on how to make pinch-pleat drapes.  I know!  It is really exciting,…

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Singer’s Zigzag Sewing Ideas

Vintage Crafty Saturday – Singer’s Zigzag Sewing Ideas

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I adore the ideas in this Singer sewing book I picked up recently.  Published in 1963, this book is full of great color pictures that even the sewing-challenged like me can enjoy them! The sewing machines are great eye candy, too. The Slant-o-matic is very MCM, it almost reminds me of…