I got out some soft white cotton towels and started to clean up my new friend.
At first I wasn't sure how this was going to turn out, but sure enough, those towels turned a butterscotch color. Wow!
No, not Bakelite, but just one very dirty sewing machine. In fact when I first saw her, she was yellow and black! But, as I said, I couldn't resist.... and I'll show you why.
|Windex on cloth towels worked wonder removing years of grime on the surface of this machine. I had never heard of a Dressmaker brand before|
|The narrow width and black and ivory color of the machine reminded me of a friend's Viking from the 70's. Notice the off/on switch on the base of the machine. The entire machine was once this golden yellow.|
All the stitches work beautifully and the tension is excellent. She is an all metal machine and doesn't shake and tremble when the foot pedal is at full speed.
So why did I buy her? Did I need to rescue her? Yes! She is a good machine that would be perfect for a young girl inspired to learn to sew! The quality of this machine is far superior to the beginner machines offered in the stores today; no plastic parts on the exterior or interior of the machine.
I'm beginning to wonder if my life mission is rescuing abandoned sewing machines and finding them a good home.