The simple top has been finished. There wasn’t a cord or ribbon in the stash that could be used for a drawstring. So, I sewed bias fabric ties to the ends of quarter inch elastic and used that instead. It works.
The construction of this top is about as easy as it gets and I like that it isn’t big and puffy like other peasant-type sewing patterns. Not bad for a muslin and I’ll be making this one again. TNT.
Last week, while pulling together information for the Singer 66, I came across Singer and the Sewing Machine, a biography of Isaac Merritt Singer. Written by Ruth Brandon and originally published in 1977, it has been around for a few years. Even though I hadn’t searched it out, I am surprised that I hadn’t heard of it before. Anyway, I bought my copy (paid about four dollars) from Half.com.
I haven’t started reading it yet, but the back cover has piqued my interest: "Women, booze, illegitimate children, fraud, bigamy, nineteenth-century capitalism, and the emergence of an empire..." Ah, Tammy's summer spring reading......