Channeling the 80s – the Marion jacket

I’m a big fan of trying out new indie pattern companies. I always think they bring a exciting point of view to the home sewing world. Whether that’s from a design aspect or construction, there’s always something new! I found Scottish brand Pipe Dream Patterns on Instagram (of course!) and I fell for their 80s […]

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More bridesmaid attire…

It’s not for me this time though! One of my sisters was a bridesmaid at a Nigerian traditional wedding this week. Interestingly, their custom involves giving their bridesmaids the chosen fabric and the bridesmaids go away and get their dresses made in whatever style they want! I guess it’s a great way to make everyone […]

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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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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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