Jasmin from New Zealand sent me some photos of a machine she uses to sew lifeboat covers -it’s a part-time voluntary job she has maintaining an old crane ship. Some of you lead such diverse and interesting lives, it gives a girl pause. She doesn’t mention the machine brand only that it was originally a treadle (obvious to vintage machine aficionados) but mentions that their engineers wired it to an electric engine at some point. Jasmin says she’s very fond of it and that it still runs well although it requires occasional caution. There’s a larger image of the machine if you want to play guess the brand.
I’ve been working hard this weekend, so hard in fact I am anxious for the respite of the usual work week. I’m sure many of you can say the same.
Below is a selected excerpt of entries published here over the past six years. Again, bookmark the archives page for the nearly complete listing of the 2,000+ entries. Hope your weekend was great.
July 15, through July 21, 2006
Carnival of Couture: Jinjer Markley
Premiere Vision 2007/2008 Trend Forecast
Carnivale of Couture: Andy Chang & board shorts
Carnivale of Couture: Danielle Meder
Carnivale of Couture: Gigi, Linda & Ella
Carnivale of Couture: Kathleen
July 15, through July 21, 2007
Ethics in clothing design
Vintage pattern book summary
Batch, UPS and Modular (Batch pt.2)
Ethics in clothing design 2
How to write an email
News from you 7/20/2007
July 15, through July 21, 2008
Rotary cutters, a guaranteed argument
Pop Quiz #475
Tracing and Marking
July 15, through July 21, 2009
Going from prototype to production sewing pt.2
Design Paralysis pt.2