I flirted with a Featherweight at my recent workshop in Michigan.
I often think about buying one. They're so darn cute. My one big hesitation is that many of the ones I have seen have that "Featherweight smell" that really bothers my allergies. I will not buy and cannot work at a machine that has a moldy, musty smell to it. I wouldn't be able to stop sneezing. Some say the smell is from the glue used in the case, others tell me it is the fact that many of these machines were stored in damp basements for years.
I just love this little white/pale green machine. I was told by the owner that she did not think it sewed as well as the black ones though. Also, anyone who owns a white one - what do you know about this? Does this one have that smell too? Did yours smell really bad and yet you were able to remove the smell COMPLETELY?
I'm only gathering information now, not buying, so don't offer to sell me yours. Perhaps when both of my kids are through with college I can flirt a little more seriously and think about making a commitment.