Baby gifts!

So I’ve come to a point in life where lots of people I know are popping out babies! (That’s what happens as the big 3-0 arrives I guess! 🤣). A week or so ago saw a small gathering of London sewing bloggers gather for a baby shower for Megan AKA Pigeon Wishes and one half […]

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A Simplicity 8292 dress review!

Spring is finally in the air folks! I think that means I can finally crack out a lot of those weather-inappropriate makes I’ve been making all winter! LOL. Here’s yet another inappropriate-for-the-season Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make I’ve been sitting on for a couple of months! This is the Simplicity 8292 dress which has options […]

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Bridesmaid jumpsuits!

Following on from the kimono/ pyjama bridal gift post, I’ve finally gotten round to posting the jumpsuits I made for our bridesmaids outfits! So before we get into the whole “Jumpsuits? For a wedding? That’s totally not going to work!” thing, I’ll just start by saying that this was for a low-key civil service for […]

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Monthly Roundup #2

Let’s see how long I can continue this series for! This is what I got up to in March! In the news… • I made it to the Knitting and Stitching show! (Ok to be fair, I waited until the snow had gone so there was no excuse not to!). I went on the Sunday […]

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Replicating the Runway A/W 17

So this post is about 6 months late… Needless to say it’s taken me a wee bit longer than expected to find the motivation and inspiration for this! I started the Replicating the Runway series last year where I made my own version of a rather fab Christian Dior t-shirt and sheer tulle skirt combo. […]

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A PJ Giveaway

So one of my besties is getting married tomorrow! It’s all very exciting! I’ve made our bridesmaids outfits – 4 Martine jumpsuits out of a gorgeous Stoff & Stil navy floral viscose. (I’ll be showing them off on here soon!). I managed to get loads of leftover fabric after I’d finished making them – either […]

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The Tilly and the Buttons Frankie tee

I think Wednesday is officially Tilly day at Self Assembly Required HQ! Today I’ve got a new make from her new book Stretch to share with you – the Frankie tee! Now t-shirts are a dime a dozen in the sewing pattern biz. From indie companies to the Big 4, there’s sure to be a […]

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Sewing the Bibi skirt

I’m back with another pattern from Stretch! – the new Tilly and the Buttons book! (Sorry if I’ve been raving on about it too much recently! I’ve just been way too excited about it!) Today I’m showing off the Bibi skirt/ pinafore pattern! (This is me modelling it in the book!) The skirt is the […]

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A little crochet project!

I took a crochet basket making class at my local yarn shop a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun, if a bit basic but it was a great place to develop some ideas! One of which was making little crochet flowerpot covers! Now I am probably the most un-green fingered person you […]

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