At the Dressmakers Ball (+ what I wore)

Last weekend was the inaugural Dressmakers Ball held at The City Rooms in Leicester and hosted by Crafty Sew & So. I decided to be brave and go solo knowing there’d be plenty of people I’d know (via social media) once I got there! All I had to do now was make an outfit! Well […]

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A Linden sweater at last!

My make for this month’s Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is this! The Linden sweater from Grainline Studio! It’s taken me a while to get around to this pattern. I think everyone else has already made one! But I finally came to the realisation that I really do need a good raglan sleeve sweater in my […]

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Discovering Aime Comme Marie

I have a thing for French pattern companies – Deer and Doe, Wear Lemonade. They always seem so chic and cool to me! I think they usually win on the presentation as well – everything is beautifully designed and photographed. It makes me wish I was French! I recently discovered a whole bunch of new […]

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Camisole no. 1

One of the main staples I wanted in my imaginary capsule wardrobe was a bunch of camisoles in neutrals colours. I thought I’d start with a black one! I chose to draft one from scratch despite the multitude of patterns available. Mostly because I wanted to practice my rather dusty pattern drafting skills… I wanted […]

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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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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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