2014_11_17TheDressmaker_0623-1200x800Singer Australia was pleased to work with Universal Studio’s on The Dressmaker movie. 

To celebrate the movie release, Blessington Pty Limited assisted Expertise Events in setting up a fabulous display of Antique Singer
machines which was on display at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Brisbane.

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The Singer 201 could be used hard and almost continuously. Women of the household could earn a living with the machine, helping with the household bills and upkeep. The Singer 201 earned a reputation for reliability and stitch quality that was second to none.

Often supplied as a hand machine or treadle, it could also have a motor attached to it and could run at over 1,100 stitches per minute. A stroke of genius marketing, the 201 was gifted to HRH Queen Elizabeth in 1947, the popularity saw women waiting for over 12 months to get a machine ‘like the queen used’. 

Singer 201 first came out its basic price in a wooden box was £13.17s and and for an additional £5.17s you could upgrade to the electric motor. 

The Dressmaker Movie


Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, THE DRESSMAKER is a bittersweet, comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia. Tilly Dunnage (KATE WINSLET), a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (JUDY DAVIS) and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (LIAM HEMSWORTH), but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
Excerpt taken from The Dressmaker movie website

IMDB The Dressmaker