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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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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Aaaaand Stretch! – The Freya dress

If you haven’t heard by now, the new Tilly and the Buttons book Stretch came out last week! This new book is all about sewing knits and is especially good for beginners or people who’ve just been too scared to try them in the past. It includes 6 patterns for some great basics that would […]

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The Colette Zinnia skirt

Another month, another Minerva Crafts make! This time I’m bringing you the Colette Zinnia skirt whipped up in a gorgeous orangey-brown viscose. Apparently when I planned my recent Minerva Crafts blogger makes I thought it was summer already… The Zinnia skirt pattern was one I actually picked up at a pattern swap last year! How amazing […]

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Trend Patterns // The Knot Front Dress

The Knot Front Dress has definitely been one of my favourites of the Trend Patterns recent pattern releases. The simple style with the quirky open back totally floats my boat! I picked this PDF pattern up in the sales last year and finally got round to printing it off and putting it together. (I also […]

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The Helsinki blouse from Orageuse

I’m really on a French pattern company run at the moment! DP studio, I AM Patterns and now Orageuse! My post today is on their Helsinki blouse. This is a new-to-me company and I loved their designs and styling. Everything they make just looks so elegant! So of course I was eager to try them […]

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The Nina Lee Piccadilly PJs

I always like to make a new set of pyjamas at this time of year – having new PJs in time for Chinese New Year is just one tradition I can’t seem to shake! So when Nina sent out a new pyjama pattern to test in the weeks leading up to the lunar new year, […]

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The Simplicity 8454 blouse AKA more ruffle-y goodness!

Today I’m bringing you my favourite Minerva Crafts make to date – and the most ruffle-y blouse I’ve ever made, which is saying something because I’ve made some properly frilly things in the past. The pattern I chose for this make was the Simplicity 8454 blouse. It’s one of Simplicity’s newest patterns releases. I’ve seen […]

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