How could it be anything ELSE but Marilyn if her birthdate is in the 60’s? We aren’t quite sure yet, but everything points to it being somewhere between 1955 and 1968. I’ve got a serial number, I just can’t find a data base.
But I can tell you that Marilyn is SO HAPPY to be sewing! I took her out of her beat up old wooden case and set her into my table top extension table. I cleaned her well, oiled her up good….and you should see this tension on her zig zag when I let ‘er rip!
I put green bobbin thread, and lavender top thread, and you can’t see any purple dots on the green side, or green dots on the purple side even when sewing in zig zag. Nice even tension --what a GOOD GIRL!
I’ve sewn a couple bow ties on her for practice. It’s a bit different getting used to that needle not being center, but it’s nothing a few layers of well placed tape can’t cure! My blocks turned out right at 3.5”, right where I need them to be. I want to use the regular foot that came WITH her, as this foot was made for this machine to ride these feed dogs the way it is supposed to. A 1/4” foot would completely miss that second right hand set of feed dogs….Oh, I’m having fun with this! ((Don't you love the refection of the quilt on the wall in her chrome bobbin cover plate?))
Atta girl, Marilyn!
And it’s terrible to say so, but I’m kind of thinking of going back for her Sister, BARBIE – who is still waiting to be adopted ---she is straight stitch only, with the needle centered ---and OH SO CUTE TOO! What’s a girl to do with too many pink machines?
Oh, I loved her TOO, but do I dare?!!! LOL!
Did I tell you that this Modern Princess is wearing a CROWN!?
Someone better stop me before I wander back to go get her -----