Sam @ Buckingham Road

I first decided to make this pattern in February 2011, can you believe that?! A year and a half ago? Talk about procrastination! The good news is that I am cruising along now and am getting close to finishing it. I want to share with you some photos of where I am currently up to. [...]


“You’re the talk of the bridge club in these snappy aprons.” I finally have my sewing groove back! To kick things off here is an apron made from Butterick 6743. According to the Vintage Pattern Wiki, this pattern was sold in 1953. I bought my copy from Etsy last year in factory fold condition. It [...]


I drafted the perfect gardening dress today using Colette Pattern’s Sorbetto as my starting block. I deleted the centre front pleat and lengthened the top by about 14 inches, taking into account my hip measurements and adding width to the pattern accordingly. I also lowered the front neckline about an inch. I made a wearable muslin first [...]


I have seen a few contributors on WeSewRetro recently write about learning to sew, and have been asking a few questions on this blog. I know this isn’t retro, but I thought the Serger Series I am running on my blog right now might be of use to some of you who are learning to [...]

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