Preface: The Fashion District

The Fashion District photos are starting to come in and there will hopefully be new posts based upon them in the next week or so. There will be a section to display the various industrial sewing machine shops, and their corresponding contact info plus some short reviews of what may make them different from the rest. A section for a (recently discovered although certainly not new to the industry) machine that is marketed towards sewing sleeves and or pant legs, which clears up a lot of interest in how certain leg-forms are built (although it is not an end-all factor by any means, you can make all sorts of flat-felled seams, or actual industry standard double-lap seams on any basic drop-feed machine with a standard bed). Also there should be a post for a few new Presser feet that have been discovered – this should lead into a more adept photo review of the Brother’s current feet. Another article on some of the post-style machines that were found, which are often used by cobblers and bag makers to sew very hard to reach places (post-style machines include horizontal and vertical posts, with the feed mechanism being in an assortment of places at the ends of those posts). And then a few other miscellaneous posts (not to be confused with the posts of the post-style machines). for some of the aesthetically pleasing images that were captured of unique machines,

1 Comment so far

  1. vs.vs.vs. August 28th, 2007 7:20 pm

    “Can we get a moment of silence for this small chronic break?…..”

    (During which time I’ll quickly interject some thoughts on the DeWalt 12″ Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw. Is it appropriate in this forum to speak of this machine? It would seem so, or “seam” so, insomuch as the miter saw is divisive at separating material into two pieces, or creating a seam. I suppose its equivalent here would be the “seam ripper” or a pair of shears or scissors. The efficiency this particular saw exhibits, in my limited experience, I find fascinating. The torque coming up from the spinning blade, the tears a soft wood lets out as the blade turns its solid into particles, the smooth dimensional prison this tool captures trees in [by the way, did you know they are growing square ones now?]. The operational function is very simple, or at least in terms of the user’s involvement: just pull down, “chop,” and multiples abound. What are your thoughts on a machine like the Dewalt 12″ Double-Bevel Compound Miter Saw? It creates the pieces and parts to be brought together into some-thing that your machine in a way fulfills – although in a different area and with different material. What sort of relationship do these two monsters have?)