Howdy! I was hoping that my first post would be something a lot more spectacular. But I'm having a hard time figuring out how all this stuff works. The "add picture" thing is proving particularly problematic. So.
I will attempt to add pictures of my sewing machines to this post.
Husqvarna Viking 5610. A total workhorse. A gift from my husband found on craigslist and refurbished by the Singer shop on Irving street. This is a truly great machine.
Singer Touch and Sew Zig Zag Model 628. Its not as nice as the Husqvarna. Plus it has all kinds of annoying quirks, like a finicky bobbin, and a tendency to get stuck right in the middle of a very important seam. But its the one I use the most. Its my mom's old machine and I guess I'm just sentimental.
These are the machines I use in my attempt to reproduce lovely mid-century clothing. I love vintage and vintage-repro SO much but its just so darned expensive. Plus, even though I'm a pretty average shape, I have a terrible time finding things that fit properly. So, I sew. Most of the time, my sewing projects are a bit of a disaster, but each disaster teaches me something new. My hope is that if I just keep sewing, I'll eventualy figure it out and be able to make truly lovely things without so much crying and seam ripping.