Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Summer is getting closer.

The Simplicity 1948 shorts are getting closer to being ready.  I have been doing a lot of topstitching.  My singer 7470 hasn't let me down.  I am surprised at how well it has been handling several layers of denim.  I thought for sure I would have to use one of my vintage machines.

I did use a vintage machine to embellish a back pocket.  I tried my Simplicity and my Brother embroidery machines, but I liked the style of letters poduced by my Singer 6268. This machine was made in the 80s.  I thought it definitely evokes the 80s designer jeans look I wanted.
Jordache 1980s

Calvin Klein 1980s

Singer 6268 with embroidery attachment

Embroidery unit in action

TMS = ThinManSewing designer shorts

Zipper fly
Time to finish the waistband and belt loops.

Thanks for stopping.


  1. They look great. I can't wait to see them finished. All the attention to detail. Love the pocket & zipper

  2. I have passed by those Singers in thrift stores and I won't do that again! That monogramming looks fantastic! Nice detail on the fly, too.

  3. Wow, those are looking good. Can't wait to see them finished up.

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  5. Those jeans turned out nicely. I think you captured that 80's high-waisted, bubble-butt "Jordache Look" well. I'm impressed the monogramming from that vintage Singer machine.

  6. Jamie's outfit looks awesome!

  7. The shorts look great! A word of caution on the Singer 7470, getting the timing fixed on that machine would be an expensive repair. Personally, I would use one of your all metal vintage machines for denim.