On my previous post Fourkid commented that I should look for a Singer 201 machine to sew leather. I read her review, took her advice and did a quick search online and found an estate sale that was selling one. I did not find the listing until 4:45p.m. on Friday evening and the sale was ending at 5. I planned to be there when does opened at 10 a.m. on Saturday and made it. Unfortunately, the machine was gone already sold to some fortunate soul. I was sorely disappointed, but decided to look around and see want other offerings were available.
I found these vintage patterns.
|Little Miss wants an Easter dress.
|Love this Maxi Dress with double sleeves!
|I love the shorts romper. Is it too young?
|I love the collar on that cape.
|Summer is coming!
|Oh, I love view 2.
|View 2 here
|Umm, cannot explain what I love here, but look at those sleeves
|Okay, omit the bolero, make a sleeveless maxi dress with an ultra wide tie belt in front. Use a solid top and print skirt.
|This maxi dress will take some size adjustments but I will give it a try.
|I have not made a swimsuit yet, but this one will be the one.
In addition to those patterns, take a look at this hand-stitched appliqued skirt.
It is made in India and tells quite a story. Look at all the wonderful workmanship that went into this.
|I think the fish pond is my favorite section.
The best treasure of the day was meeting Rhonda and Donna of Blue Willow Estate Sales. These ladies were such a delight to talk with. We talked about sewing, quilting, and pursuing ones' passions. Sometimes you meet people and you know they are kindred. If my hubby hadn't taken the kids to the car and a line wasn't forming behind me, I could have chatted with them all day.
I did not find my dream sewing machine, but all in all, I would say was a great day!