Monday, 6 July 2015

Say Hello to "Leslie" Folks!

Nope! You're not seeing double folks ! I do indeed own 2 vintage 'Novum New Mark IX' sewing machines. And, you could consider them "Sisters" rather than "Twins".

My two vintage Novum New Mark IX sewing machines.
 Low-Shank model, RIGHT: High-Shank.

My fav machine (on the R) is the High-Shank model (bought back in August 2010 for under £26.01 inc. delivery). On the L is my newer purchase the Low-Shank version. I think that I call her "*Leslie" - I bought her in April 2013 (for £57 inc. postage).

Leslie's Hook timing is out - so she won't stitch, but her light, motor etc. all work just fine.

So, I've printed off a tonne of stuff from the Web and I'm having a bash at fixing her.

Wish me luck!

*Leslie = L for Low, and S for Shank!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

PRIMA Pattern, July 2015 - Women's & Girl's Halterneck Dresses

There's until the end of this month to order the July 2015 PRIMA Magazine pattern by phone. 

PRIMA Magazine - July 2015 - Cover

For July 2015, Prima Magazine are offering 2 patterns for Halterneck dresses. The women's dress has a fitted bodice on a flared skirt. The halter neck ties at the back and the dress fastens with a centre-back zip. The girl's A-line dress is elasticated across the back for a snug fit and the halter neck ties at the back. As usual the Women's patterns come in Sizes 10 - 20 (UK), the Girl's in 2 - 8 (UK).

Prima Magazine - Pattern, July 2015 (02)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, July 2015 (03)

Prima Magazine - Pattern, July 2015 (04)

See my old post here on tips for ordering their patterns: PRIMA Magazine: How to Order Their Sewing Patterns.

For my some of my thoughts on PRIMA Magazine's sewing patterns - and how I'd personally like to see them change to make things better and easier for sewing-fans - please see this link here Claire's Tuppence Worth... .