Me-Made-May Pledge ’17

It’s that time of year again already! Started by Zoe over at the So Zo, What Do You Know blog, Me-Made-May is all about giving yourself a challenge to incorporate your handmade items into your day to day wardrobe. For lots of people that’s wearing at least one me-made item every day of the month […]

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Sew Your Dream Jeans Workshop // review

I decided to sign up for the Sew Your Dream Jeans workshop from Closet Case not long after I made my first pair of Morgan jeans.  After the buzz of making my first pair of jeans wore off a bit, I realised I still had A LOT to learn when it came to my denim […]

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Flamingo skirt!

Not to be confused with a flamenco skirt by the way… I picked up this fun flamingo fabric from Tissus Reine in Paris a couple of months ago. I ended up only buying a metre so I was a bit limited in what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted a skirt but I […]

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A new summer staple – the Tie Dress

[Before I get into this post, just a quick plug for the fabric giveaway I’m hosting over on my Instagram. It’s to celebrate hitting 10k followers and also my 1 yr anniversary of blogging on Self Assembly Required! Head over there to enter!] — I came across Charlotte Kan’s Tie Dress a while ago when […]

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The Sula Blazer – Ralph Pink

One of the big things I wanted to add to my day to day wardrobe was a decent black blazer. Something that could work smart-casual.  I got the Ralph Pink Sula blazer as part of a prize from the Indie Pattern Month competition run on The Monthly Stitch. That was 10 months ago and I […]

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An unrecognisable Alder shirtdress…

Before I get started, let’s call out the elephant in the room – my awful pattern matching! Which, let’s face it, was pretty much non existent in this make. I didn’t realise just how off the grain I was until after I’d cut everything out! This is definitely a big reminder for me to true […]

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The Frill Hem Top – Trend Patterns

I love frills! Frills and embroidery are going to end up covering my entire summer wardrobe, I can just tell! My first of many frilly tops for this summer is the Frill Hem Top from Trend Patterns. I originally wrote about this pattern when I interviewed Lucy from Trend Patterns a couple of weeks ago […]

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