Thursday, June 22, 2017

Another Singer!

Yes, I am ready for the Zombie apocalypse...I am the proud owner of a handcrank Singer.  I did not get the manual but I believe that she is a Singer 99k, a 3/4 size model.  The friend who I bought her from bought her from a Canadian woman.  

She has a beautiful bentwood case

My new hobby is looking up numbers on the Singer sewing machines that I meet to learn where they were built. (Everything has a footprint. I am a romantic...I believe in the elusive footprint....).  Here is the number on my new Singer

According to this serial number, my machine was built or completed on July 12, 1932.   Apparently, she was built in Clydebank, Scotland. So perhaps...the original owner or her daughter was Scottish and moved to Canada? 

In the meantime, I have enthusiastically sewn this skirt has a lovely selection of Singer sewing machine themed fabrics.

I have been cutting up tee shirts. I'm a wee big larger than I once was.  But my extremely small Frida Kahlo tee shirts need preserving.  A cutup with the rotary cutter and some slow stitching onto a slightly larger black tee shirt seemed to be the answer.  Of course, using Grandma Helen's thimble.

If you meet me on the street, I will be wearing a glittery Singer skirt with a Frida tee shirt