Since my last post (where I showed you my completed English Rose dress) I have been on a short break to York which I thought was the perfect occasion to wear it. The sun was shining and I received some lovely comments from one or two strangers which was very flattering. York has a little 'Crafter's Trail' around the craft and haberdashery stores which was lovely to follow on their nice map/pamphlet.
Also I am very excited to report my latest investment, a Bernina 700D overlocker! I say my investment...it was a birthday present off my Mum. It runs extremely smoothly and I am very happy with it. With a sewing machine and overlocker I needed somewhere for them to live so I invested in a cast iron Singer table base with added table top. My dad drove to Bradford to pick it up with me (I think I still owe him for that)!
Anyway, I am very happy to occupy a small corner of our house for my dressmaking!
|The man who restored the base painted gold detailing on the Singer name and on the side decorations also.|