Dating vintage sewing
The dress has all the feminine details such as three different hemline options, geometric seams, two piece optional cape, and a pretty tie, all making this the perfect party frock.When making up any design for the Library, I tend to use only basic straight and zig-zag stitches in an effort to keep the dress as accurate as the tools a sewer from that era would have had to work with in her home.
But then I wondered how this would have been done in the 1920’s?
I tugged the fabric toward me as it was going though the presser foot while pulling a bit from the back so it would advance.
It made for wavy edge which only added to the ruffle effect.
Strangely, it included all "NA" and "NB" serial numbers regardless of model number.
From April 1996 to 2005 Singer Customer Service used the Sewing Machine Blue Book dates of 1953-1959 for all "NA" and "NB" serial numbers.
What appears to be a basic ruffled dress, upon construction you’ll find it’s anything but.