How to clean and oil a vintage sewing machine Part 1: excellent tutorial, I learned a lot, not the same model as mine, but a heap of general tips. Clear instructions on how to clean and oil a vintage sewing machine. Make sure you watch Part 2 for the end result.
Maxi dress, apparently its easy to sew: Its just 4 rectangles. Measure shoulder to hem length, then girth at widest part (hips?) and divide by 4. Add seam allowance. Sew allowing for neckline, arm holes. No pattern needed. 1/2 hour, max!