I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am waiting for my own sewing machine! And not just any sewing machine – my very own Singer sewing machine!
A side-note: I do not know how to use the machine. The only 2 times I have ever used a sewing machine was in middle school. We had to sew an apron and a skirt for our crafts lessons. So, with the help of my grandmothers, under strict supervision, I stitched the skirt on a modern Jaguar and an apron on a beautifully crafted old-fashioned mechanical machine, with a foot pedal, assembled with a table.
It is only natural that I hold the mental images of that machine deep in my heart. As sad as it is, I have no photos of my own… You see, back in the day, making a photo was a valuable experience and people did not go around snapping shots of every trifle that crosses their eye. That is why such mundane thing as a sewing machine, image-perfect as they were, hardly ever appear in old photographs. However, thanks to technological advancement, we are able to see some curious decades-old images.
This one is quite a rarity: the signage reads “National Sewing Machine”. Check out the emblem!
But I have saved the best for last. These are the advertisements of Singer sewing machines in Russian! I could not find when these posters we re made, but from the spelling of “Singer” in Russian as well as from the outfit of the ladies, I dare assume the posters were produced for the pre-Soviet Russia, the beginning of the 20th century.