A cosy cardigan!

Onto my second community challenge! This time it’s the Cosy Cardi Challenge set out by the Stitch Sisters (@thestitchsistersuk @sodburysewing/ @shesewsvintage) and Amanda (@amanda_isewalot)! I’ve always found sewing cardigans a little troubling. To be fair I’ve found buying cardigans a little troubling too. Fit is not my friend in this case (which is totally weird […]

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A chic blazer – Simplicity 1325

Today’s post is on a little blazer I’ve made using the Simplicity 1325 pattern. This project is a little out of season as it’s getting colder and colder here but sometimes it’s nice to just make something a little bit different! I was sent some gorgeous striped jacquard from Like Sew Amazing – it has […]

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A Love Sewing mag reader review

Issue 58 of Love Sewing magazine had a little extra something in it – an article by me! I’ve finally gotten round to blogging about the experience! I reviewed the McCall’s 6992 sweater pattern which came free with the magazine and was lucky enough to go on a little photo shoot up in Stockport for […]

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The Tabor V neck sweater

I’m getting winter ready much earlier than usual this year! Adding to my cosy sweater pile is the Tabor V neck jumper from Sew House Seven! I picked up this pattern when it was released earlier this year with the intention of making lots of lightweight t-shirts from it. Unsurprisingly those tees didn’t materialise but […]

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The new Nora top from Tilly and the Buttons

The new Autumn patterns from Tilly and the Buttons have finally hit the shelves! The Nora and Ness patterns (top and skirt respectively) are typical Tilly patterns with a great retro style, easy to wear vibe that I’m sure we’ll be seeing plastered across our social media feeds before long! Today I’m showing off the […]

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The Pilvi Coatdress!

For this month’s Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make, I decided I’d get started on some autumn/ winter sewing and I’ve made the Pilvi dress from Named Clothing. This dress has been on my “to sew” list for some time now. I even had the pattern printed off and ready to be stuck together for several […]

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The Pumpkin cardi review

The new Cocowawa sewing pattern has landed! The Pumpkin cardigan and cardi dress is the perfect transitional weather item. It’s made using knits and comes with so many versions and options your head will spin! It comes in two lengths – cardigan length or dress length; regular sleeves, cuffed sleeves or sleeveless; two necklines; optional […]

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My Vogue 9251 birthday dress

I think this has been the longest blogging break I’ve taken since I started Self Assembly Required two and a bit years ago! It felt so weird! Well, I’m back and ready to get going again! Every year I like to make myself a “birthday” dress and with the big 3-0 coming up tomorrow I […]

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The Vogue 9253 Dress

Sorry for the mini hiatus folks! I had an incredibly hectic week last week and something had to give! Today I’ve got something very special to share with you though! This Vogue 9253 pattern has been popping up on my Instagram feed all summer long and I longed to make myself a version but I […]

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