I heart Ginger ( the jeans not the spice…)

I made the Ginger jeans from Closet Case Files after taking their Sew Your Dream Jeans workshop (you can read my review of it here).  The course came with the new mid rise Ginger jeans pattern which I altered to be the high waisted version. It’s easy enough to do and even Heather Lou herself […]

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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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Flamingo skirt!

Not to be confused with a flamenco skirt by the way… I picked up this fun flamingo fabric from Tissus Reine in Paris a couple of months ago. I ended up only buying a metre so I was a bit limited in what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted a skirt but I […]

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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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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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On making a cohesive wardrobe (or not) – Part 2

I started thinking about building  a cohesive wardrobe a couple of weeks ago after finding a lot of the items I was sewing just didn’t seem to fit in with anything else in my wardrobe! So I set myself the challenge of defining my basic wardrobe style and setting a plan for a basic capsule […]

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