Sunday, July 19, 2009

Retro darling

I know, like me, many of you are lovers of all things retro, so I thought I would introduce you to my lovely sewing machine!
This was passed down to me many years ago, when I first learned to sew, by my grandmother (who was 93 on Monday!) It's an absolute darling - it still works perfectly and although I don't now use it on a regular basis, I still fall back on it in times of trouble. For example, only recently my other (much, much newer!) sewing machine decided to throw a wobbly on me and needed to be taken in for a re-tune, so out came this retro cutie and really did save the day!

I even love looking at the old-fashioned instructions which picture a typical 1950s lady and state "welcome to the growing family of the new synchro-matic stitch regulator sewing machine. Your machine is one of the finest full-size sewing machines made!" - I'm not sure how old it is, to be honest, but it must have been quite the thing in its day, and it's amazing how well it has withstood the test of time.

Katy has recently started to sew, making little bags for herself and her friends, and is using this machine - it really warms the cockles to think that she is using the one her great-grandmother used to sew on all those years ago!


  1. Wow, what a great vintage sewing machine... lucky duck you are!


  2. that is just beautiful, not to self, must dig out my great grandmothers beautiful old machine, it has been close to 20 years since I last used it!