Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Moving up in the world

From this...

To this...

In other words, from my White 2037—the ratty slipper of the sewing machine world—to a Pfaff Tiptronic 1171—the sleeker, chunky-heeled sister. Seriously, these are the illustrations in each respective owner's manual. The beslippered foot always seemed to make sewing look a bit frumpy, so leave it to capitalist West Germany to glam up the housework.

I scored the Pfaff at a thrift store a while ago and haven't mentioned it because it's been getting repaired ever since. Just as I got her back, I found the new Zigzaggers blog (via Craftzine), so I sent in a review of the 1171. Check it out to hear me gushing, and take a look at all the beautiful secondhand machines other people have written about.

Pfaff Tiptronic 1171

1 comment:

Michael5000 said...

Suweet! I love the way you've dramatically photographed it from below and to the right -- it looks freaking MONUMENTAL!

This fall should be new machine time for me, if all goes well. Can't wait.