A friend once described me as effervescent. “How cool is that?”, I thought. My latest kick is period films and dress and not unlike Amanda Price in Lost In Austen, I have fallen in love with the gowns and manners of the 18th and 19th century ladies. This brings me to one of the main reasons behind Sew Lyrically Vintage.
In the process of converting my wardrobe from pants and jeans to dresses and skirts to that of 1930s through 1950′s attire I decided to write about the journey. The women of those eras dressed like ladies, they were modest and exuded je ne se quoi. Not to mention when I found out skirts are cooler than pants for work and daily wear that did it for me especially living in this humid climate.
Helping me with this venture are Tabitha and Dorcas my 1925 hand crank and treadle sewing machines. Well, actually I haven’t used Dorcas yet (long story you can read all about it here), but Tabitha is a trooper. You see, me and the hubby live off the grid. That’s a story in and of itself.
ETA: As of 2017 we are no longer off the grid. However, I brought Tabitha and Dorcas with me to our new home. Having said that I kind of do want an electric sewing machine simply because they sew faster, LOL. I left a serger and a Sears Kenmore vintage machine behind. Most probably I will send for them versus purchasing new. Pssst, between you and me, I am not crazy about the serger but it was a gift. The threading is ridiculously tedious compared to the first serger that I purchased for myself.
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Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012