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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A couple of dogtooth men’s ties

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For my March Minerva Craft project I chose to do something completely different to what I normally make – ties! I made 2 different types of ties – a regular one and a bow tie – from a lovely monochrome dogtooth cotton sateen. Check out the post here to see […]

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A Paisley Jumpsuit!

Obviously what every girl is missing from their wardrobe is a paisley jumpsuit… 😂 Probably not the case for most people but it kinda worked for me! I finally got round to using my Dominique jumpsuit pattern from République du Chiffon. I must’ve bought it well over 6 months ago! I loved the design but […]

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A Moneta Party Dress!

I caved. I had absolutely no intention of making this dress. Then I had all the #monetaparty tags flooding my Instagram and I couldn’t resist it any longer! I got the PDF pattern on a late night whim. You really shouldn’t mix late nights with Instagram and your credit card by the way. It definitely […]

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