We've all felt out of our element at one point or another, and while each individuals' narrative my vary, the desire to belong or to fit in is often so compelling that it can sometimes drive us to a dark space. It is my sincere hope that this video will reach out to someone, anyone, who feels or has ever felt unwanted, unloved, or just out of place. Please know that it's okay to be different.
Today we'll be looking at a Kenmore 148.531. The 148 designation indicates that this machine was manufactured in the Soryu Plant in Japan, circa 1967.
On the surface, the 531 is quite unremarkable. Like most class 15 clones, it is a single needle, side-loading, oscillating hook machine machine capable of straight, zigzag and blind stitches. Like most low-shank Kenmores, this machine features a convenient, extra high foot lift and standard marked needle plate.
Today, I thought I'd share with you a half scale garment I've been working on for a historical pattern making class I'm in. This is fairly typical evening silhouette from the third bustle period (Victorian Era circa 1880s). I absolutely love working with half scales, even more so on my Featherweight!