The Grand Duchess

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Well, since times they are a changing for us HippyGardeners, I’ve decided to focus a bit on some sewing.  I was gifted this:

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…from my very bestest friend, Beverly.  I’m the proud owner of a new-to-me sewing machine.  What a fabulous gift to receive.  And doesn’t she look lovely in her new home?

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The Grand Duchess, as her name plate reads.  We spent last weekend cleaning her up, oiling her and changing her belts.  She even sews button holes!  Yes, the Duchess is a “HER”, of course.  I even came back home to find that I already have all these parts for her:

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The ruffler (the large doo-hicky in the back) can cost upwards of $75 new.  Too cool that I got one in my sewing table that I bought from the flea market.  The machine that came in the table was sold in a garage sale we recently had.  And I’m struggling with not being able to bring the table along with us when we move.  But I just don’t think there will be room.  In the mean time, the Duchess will be quite comfy in it, I think.

But I haven’t yet figured out what this presser foot is for (though I will):

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One response to “The Grand Duchess

  1. It’s to do a hankerchief hem on the edge; it rolls the fabric into a tiny hem…

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