Learning to love (tolerate) my sewing mistakes…

I’m that person that makes a mistake whilst sewing, gets really frustrated with it, then hides that project in a bin bag in the darkest corner of her sewing room never to see the light of day again… Well that was me until more recently anyway. When I started out sewing I really made a […]

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How was your Me-Made-May?

How did you get on with your Me-Made May challenge? Just to remind you, I had pledged to wear at least one me-made item everyday! Mine was pretty successful for a first timer in my opinion! I did manage to miss one day completely – I got up and got dressed for work without even […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee is back!

This’ll keep me amused for a few weeks!  The 4th series of The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens this Monday 16th May to delight us all with new contestants panicking and sewing under pressure. And a new judge to look out for too! I always find this show both highly entertaining […]

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A to-do list of upcycling ideas

I love making new clothes, but what do we do with all the old ones? I try not to be wasteful and upcycling is a way to breathe new life into tired/ out of date garments. I don’t do it very often though! I’m usually too distracted with a new sewing project… Hehe.  So I’ve […]

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Me-Made-May 2016

“I, Emily of Self Assembly Sewing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016” #MMMAY16. That’s going to be my hashtag of the month! I’ve signed up at So, Zo… What do you know? and pledged myself to […]

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Sewspiration of the week!

(Sewspiration most likely shouldn’t be a word but I’m trying it out for now…) Inspiration for my sewing this week comes from the annual Oxford Cambridge boat race held last Sunday. That (plus Easter) is always a sign that Spring is finally here (woohoo!) and gave me a nudge to start getting my spring wardrobe ready!   […]

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New beginnings!

Hello everyone! I’m Emily. It’s nice to meet you! This blog is brand new and I’m planning to fill it full of all things sewing! I’m a passionate dressmaker and I’ve been sewing for about 10 years already! It’s something I truly love and can’t wait to share it with you. The kind of things […]

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