Friday, February 9, 2018

Designer Ann Lowe

Hi fellow bloggers, In honor of black history month we are celebrating designer #AnnLowe. Designer Lowe born in Clayton Alabama December 14 1898.  #Lowe was know as designer to the New York elite of the day. She design #JackieBouvier wedding gown to #PresidentKennedy September 12 1953. Because she was #AfricanAmerican, she was sent to the rear of the mansion when she went to deliver the gown and insisted there will be no wedding if she is not allowed through the front door. She was.. #DesignrLowe had many challenges in her carrier and kept at her craft. She had failing eye sight due to a severe case of glaucoma to which she later lost her right eye. In years to come her of fears came to pass as glaucoma started robbing her of sight in her left eye.  She kept sketching and sewing. She was told her sketches were better that some on the younger and sighted designers. She face distraction of her studio by fire, by a burst pipe and bankruptcy and the death of her only son who died in a car accident. As her skills were in designing and not money management she eventually lost her business.. #DesignerLowe died in queens New York February 25th 1981 age 81

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Singer sewing machine

Hi #HappyFriday all, this is an off topic post. I was desiring a vintage singer sewing machine for almost a year and realized that the rare black-gold embellished style is rare and pricey.  I have great faith. My Staten Island sister #GretchenAnthony found one in Rochester, NY. This was for anyone who would actually use it and not sell it. I ended up with it. I am in love with this company. My reason for this desire is that the new computerized sewing machines are mainly plastic components and one usually has to mail it to be fixed. Because I have been sewing for over 40 years, I have had quite a few different machines. I have had a guy come to my house for over 20 years with no worries. He cannot fix the modern ones and he always had to order parts which meant waiting for it to come no machine. Anyway I got me a Singer 15-91 made in 1948 and I am in awe of the workmanship and quality of the stitches. This is a straight stitch that does zigzag, button holes, blind hem.