Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lemair Le LOVE.

My new toy.  What a beauty.
1950's Helvetia Lemair
 I found her in an op shop yesterday, and normally I don't look at sewing machines, my obsession needs to stop somewhere, but there she was in an inconspicuous looking cream box, waiting to be unveiled.  I was feeling curious this day, so I opened the box.  Took my breath away.  A 1950's Lemair sewing machine.  The name says it all Lem AIR, and the shape is magnificently stream line.  She works, but I am yet to thread her properly.  Made by Helvetia in Sydney Australia.  She is beautifully preserved, with a bunch of strange looking feet.  Tis my mission today to get her moving.

In the same shop, I found this totally fabulous Vogue Pattern, a Pierre Cardin design.  It is mod fantastic.  I'm not sure this style would suit me, but those pockets are brilliant.
Vogue 1694 Pierre Cadin
On a different note.  The story telling chairs I helped make for Alby's school fete Auction fetched the highest bids of all class objects a whopping $420 for the two. A job well done.
Story telling chairs

6 comments:

  1. what a lovely sewing machine, it'd be a prize to me too if I sewed. And OMG those chairs, I'd be awfully proud of myself if I were you!

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  2. Way to go on the auction chairs! I would so love to find a machine that gorgeous!

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  3. Hey I'm glad you made it to the sale. I've got a little boy but my friends with girls saw the dot one on the couch (cleaned that up yesterday) were oohing and aahing about what nice skirts it would make. May have to whip some up! Sounds like we both got the green wool. It's amazingprices and this time was much cheaper as usually it's about $5-$8 per metre. Fab!

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  4. What a great sewing machine! Boy are they heavy though?! I just got given one by a lovely old lady...no idea how to use it yet.

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  5. Hi there, I was just wondering if you would be able to tell me how much the sewing machine cost? Sorry I am trying to price one and I can't seem to locate one!
    Thanks 😊

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  6. Hi there, I was just wondering if you would be able to tell me how much the sewing machine cost? Sorry I am trying to price one and I can't seem to locate one!
    Thanks 😊

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