I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to post anything on my blog. Not that I haven't been sewing, I made a kind of wearable muslin for this pattern:
I made view 2, but I omitted the welts. I couldn't really figure them out and the fabric I used was just too thick for them to look good anyway, so I decided that I wouldn't bother. Unfortunately, I haven't got any pictures of the dress yet, I'll need to persuade my boyfriend to take some.
Last week, I went to my parents' place for the weekend. As usual, I went through all the thrift stores in town and I found this beauty:
It is a Japanese brand called Koyo, which I know nothing about and doing a Google search on it didn't improve on my knowledge. I do however know that I'm utterly in love with it. I saw a similar machine at a flea market in the same local area last summer, and although they demanded a little too much for it, I was so frustrated that I didn't buy it. Then I found the Koyo and it isn't only similar in looks and age, it also works perfectly. There's even a foot for doing blind hems, which I'm looking very forward to trying out. My mother told me that in the late 50s, she had a Lada sewing machine in the same colors and the same kind of design, so she was certain that the Koyo is also from the 50s. This only added to my fondness for my "new" sewing machine, of course.
In other sewing news, I'm making this dress from the fabric the envelope's placed on:
I intend to finish it this week, so stay tuned :)