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Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 19:14

If you like collecting and rummaging around in 2nd hand shops maybe you will like this thread-


i would dearly love to own one these babies
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Aussie » 06 Jan 2019, 19:32

I can give you a link to one right now.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby HBS Guy » 06 Jan 2019, 19:37

With the sewing machine or without?

Have to be really lucky to find one at a good price!
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 19:51

Aussie wrote:I can give you a link to one right now.

Well can I have it please?
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 19:54

HBS Guy wrote:With the sewing machine or without?

Have to be really lucky to find one at a good price!

with- yes finding one at an affordable price will indeed be a bargain :bgrin
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Aussie » 06 Jan 2019, 19:55

HBS Guy wrote:With the sewing machine or without?

Have to be really lucky to find one at a good price!


With the machine. What is a good price?
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 20:11

Aussie wrote:
HBS Guy wrote:With the sewing machine or without?

Have to be really lucky to find one at a good price!


With the machine. What is a good price?



Well I just go by the best price ( cheapest ) in the best condition for the price - how would you do it? I'm not an expert on anything -
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Aussie » 06 Jan 2019, 20:16

Agness wrote:
Aussie wrote:I can give you a link to one right now.

Well can I have it please?


Go to your FaceBook account and search Kerry Daley-Nambour-stuff for sale/buy/swap.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 06 Jan 2019, 20:36

thanks Aussie
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby pinkeye » 06 Jan 2019, 21:43

I have a very rare (only 2000 ever made) 1936 Singer. It is rare because it was produced for the continent.
( I assume)
It's measures are in metric.

It belonged to my mother, and grandmother, and is an industrial machine.
They were dress-makers and my grandmother was a milliner.
I've used it.. both as a child, and an adult.

It is magnificent, but I would need to talk to you about it further, elsewhere.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 09:11

1936 Singer sewing machine- that is indeed rare if only 2000 were made originally-I doubt I could ever afford it Pink but would love to see it- I will get my hands one sooner or later when I move to civilisation will make that lot easier i dare say- I love sewing- even just by hand-
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 09:16

pinkeye wrote:
It belonged to my mother, and grandmother, and is an industrial machine.
They were dress-makers and my grandmother was a milliner.
I've used it.. both as a child, and an adult.


It is magnificent, but I would need to talk to you about it further, elsewhere.

I wanted be a clothes designer from a very young age- opportunity just never came my way-"dressmaker" triggers me you could say lol
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 19:14

just subscribed to American Pickers - you could get lost in there for years I think- but so interesting- that little thing GP told me about to allow me to display a video is gone and so now I cant use it to see other videos :rain


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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Jan 2019, 19:18

Don’t be silly. You can post and see videos.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 19:38

HBS Guy wrote:Don’t be silly. You can post and see videos.

Yes I have my unsafe scripts icon back now- it went missing for a bit - all good
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Jan 2019, 20:04

The one you posted above you left the ‘s’ from “https://. . .” in place. I deleted it and the video showed up.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Lols » 07 Jan 2019, 21:32

Agness wrote:1936 Singer sewing machine- that is indeed rare if only 2000 were made originally-I doubt I could ever afford it Pink but would love to see it- I will get my hands one sooner or later when I move to civilisation will make that lot easier i dare say- I love sewing- even just by hand-


That photo you posted, was the same sort of sewing machine I learnt to sew at high school in my first year (year 7 or form 1) in 1966!
I recall how we had to get a momentum going, spin the wheel by hand, get the fabric lined up, then pedal the foot thingy like crazy!

Can't believe I actually did make some A lined summer frocks with that thing!

I too used to love sewing, and tye-dying, and fashion designing.
Friends used to give me competitions to enter, and I did enter a fashion design contest for the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne.
I got a call to go in to be interviewed, had my photo taken with my design!!

Then I found out Myers in Melbourne used my design to make garments with. I also had a job offer from them in the junior fashion department, but did my folks ever tell me about that? Nope, they did not, and why they didn't I will never know, maybe they thought it wasn't a real job, and I went to Business College instead, so I could be a secrtary in the family business, that's all I could think of the reason, they didn't want to 'lose' me to Myers and wanted me for them.
In a way, I understand it now, but I didn't back then!!

I designed my own wedding dress, and bought the fabric. Went to a fashion design school to get the pattern made up (they mesaured me etc).
It worked out really well. Dresses back then in 1976 were $350 and I made mine for $50.
To this day, it still looks fashionable, because I thought simplicity was best.
I might have to find a photo to put up.
Found this one.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 07 Jan 2019, 21:57

WoW lols what a beautiful dress- you are so talented and your right it really didnt date at all/- I love that dress its so feminine and you look beautiful btw - great job !
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby pinkeye » 07 Jan 2019, 23:16

yes it IS lovely.. very free-flowing.


My Mum designed and made my eldest sister 's wedding gown.. it was amazing. I do have pics of the machine but I'm useless at resizing my photos, which are all too large to post here.

:sad I should know how to resize, but it's a skill I obviously don't consider important, because I can't remember how I used to do it.

Perhaps Monk could advise, once again, how to transfer photos from your computer, in the right size, so as to post here..?
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Jan 2019, 00:33

Load it into Paint and resize there? Dunno Windows.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby Agness » 08 Jan 2019, 01:31

pinkeye wrote:yes it IS lovely.. very free-flowing.


My Mum designed and made my eldest sister 's wedding gown.. it was amazing. I do have pics of the machine but I'm useless at resizing my photos, which are all too large to post here.

:sad I should know how to resize, but it's a skill I obviously don't consider important, because I can't remember how I used to do it.

Perhaps Monk could advise, once again, how to transfer photos from your computer, in the right size, so as to post here..?

https://resizeimage.net/ try this Pink- i have used it once or twice- it could work for you- trial and error to get the right size- but you will get there
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Jan 2019, 16:35

No nuffink ’bout Windoze!
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby HBS Guy » 08 Jan 2019, 16:36

Having said that I am sure MS Paint or some free bit of software will do it for you.
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby pinkeye » 09 Jan 2019, 01:01

HBS Guy wrote:Having said that I am sure MS Paint or some free bit of software will do it for you.

So
what comes first? the resized photo or the post. I used to go to add attachment and find the photo I wanted but when it shows up as too big.. I can't remember how to proceed from there. :h
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Re: Bargain Hunt

Postby HBS Guy » 09 Jan 2019, 04:51

On my laptop I load the photo into Preview, a program that comes with the machine. I crop the photo to remove irrelevant bits leaving just the subject, just the bottle or can of beer and the glass of it I have just poured. Then I go to Tools menu and select “Resize image” and set the width to , say, 600 pixels and the software calculates what the height should be. Save the cropped, resized image and post it.
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