Just finished this shirt. The fabric is baby blue (color doesn't translate well in the photos) with dark red piping and applique and red pearl snaps. The shirt was designed by me, Jerry Lee. Let me know what you think!
This is my new (er new to me) 1930's Singer industrial embroidery machine, the 107w102. There are no feed dogs or presser foot so the fabric is guided manually using your hands. The width of the zig zag stitch is controlled by a knee lever. I purchased it from the local industrial sewing machine shop so it has a new table and motor and sews great!
This is an embroidery of my own design. The image is a circa 1900 Oliver typewriter from my collection of antique and vintage typewriters. The embroidery was worked in chainstitch on wool gabardine fabric.
here's a quick dress i made yesterday... no pattern, just draping on the dress form. i'm going to take it apart and make a paper pattern after i make some adjustments. the entire dress was made in about three hours, so it's a little rough but i wanted to get an idea of what people like and/or don't like about it (keeping in mind that this is a very preliminary design). your feedback is greatly appreciated!
I was commissioned to make a shirt with Japanese inspired embroidery for the drummer of a local rockabilly band. He wanted a Japanese demon mask on it as well as a drum symbol. It turned out really well despite the odd cultural mash up.
Japanese made Sewmor, circa 1950's. Just got this today from Salvation Army. I still need to clean it up a bit but the motor is 1.5 amps so it runs really really fast. It has a nearly perfect straight stitch so I think I'm going to use it exclusively as a topstitch machine.