Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The 30s? The 40s? The 50s?

I was thinking I might take a vote to see what outfit you might like to see in an upcoming post.

Would you like to see something from the 1930s?

the 1940s?

the 1950s?

Cast your vote below.

Also, check out this very lovely pinking machine from the 1930s.  I got this in the mail yesterday.  I was intrigued by this idea.   It is from Singer.   It's a total vintage gadget but so fun to use.   You almost feel like a kid turning the wheel as the fabric is pinked.  Based on the instruction manual, I'm thinking this is from 1935.   They say that the blade also never needs sharpening.  It has a measuring gauge on the side so you can get pretty close pinking and it clamps to a table for stability.

A fun experiment and I can see how it is more precise than using sheers.  Have any of you used one of these before?


  1. I've never seen such a gadget! That's amazing!

    And I'd love to see a 1930s outfit. Not as many of those floating around the interwebs!

  2. 1930s pretty please! I've not been online but I can see you've been busy with that incredible vintage sewing machine!

  3. I, too, am voting for the 1930s! That would be unique. :) Also it would go along with your cool 1930s pinking machine!


  4. 1930s please! Congratulations on the pinking machine I've read about them but never seen one in real life :)

  5. I agree with all the other ladies, 1930s!

  6. What a clever little invention! Now I adore the 40's and 50's but I'd love to see something from the 30's.

  7. I would love to see more 30's & 40's!

  8. 1930s!! I'd love to see your take!


  9. Yes, I vote for 30s too! That pinking gadget is amazing!!

  10. 30s!

    And what a great gadget!

  11. What a great gadget! I could see myself getting a lot of use out of something like that.
    I agree with the ladies above, something 1930s would be wonderful to see. BTW, I photographed those 1920s dresses. I'm planning a blog post but need to finish up a few other projects first. :)

  12. All are marvelous and you wear fashions from each so very well, dear Joanna. I'm in quite the 40s mood myself at the moment, so that decade gets my vote.

    Big hugs & tons of happy Wednesday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  13. I love the pinking machine, what a great find! I would like to see a 1940's outfit.

  14. i go with any decade you feelmost comfortable in these days ... ;)