I haven't treadled in a while and I thought I might use it to make my gingham shirt. It's such fun to use and stitches so beautifully. My 66 dates from 1920 and uses back-clamping feet. I own quite a few, fortunately (more than I actually use).
The only downside to the treadle is that you have to stitch a sample to see what stitch length it's set for -- there's no lever to read, but rather just an unmarked dial. Other than that, it's very straightforward.
I also spent time with some of my other machines. I've been sewing a lot on my Kenmore 158.141 lately, but today I dusted off my Singer 15-91 and played with it, replaced the light bulb on my Singer 201 and played with it too. I also hung out with my dear Bernina 930. I love them all and they all stitch beautifully; each has its own unique feel.
I got a late start today, but I did finally get my gingham shirt project off the ground. I was all set to treadle the left front button placket (where the buttonholes go) when I got cold feet and decided to use my 15-91 instead. I was too tired to pump.
As you can see, I decided against the princess seam version. I'll save that for either a solid fabric or something less geometric.
And that's it.
In ditching news, nothing yet, but there's still time! I also have a host of things to post on eBay this weekend.
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