A to-do list of upcycling ideas

I love making new clothes, but what do we do with all the old ones? I try not to be wasteful and upcycling is a way to breathe new life into tired/ out of date garments. I don’t do it very often though! I’m usually too distracted with a new sewing project… Hehe.  So I’ve […]

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My very own Nettie bodysuit!

I used to think bodies were a really weird item of clothing… Until I started wearing lots of highly waisted skirts and trousers that is and realised the difficulties of tucked in tops riding up through the day!!  Enter Nettie to save the day!  This is a pattern from Closet Case. It only comes as […]

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A vintage polka dot dress!

So I keep looking a new indie sewing patterns to buy and one that I like a lot is the Sew Over It vintage shirt dress and Alder dress from Grainline Studios. Oh the number of times I’ve put those in my online shopping basket! And then I remember I already have one that almost the same! […]

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I got my own labels!

Ok, ok, they’re nothing fancy but I love them! I splurged and got myself some customised clothing labels off Easy 2 Name. It’s just one of those sites where you can enter in the writing you want, font, colours etc and choose a little picture if you like, the type that people sometimes get kids […]

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The perfect pair of black trousers

This is one of the reasons why I got into making my own clothes – no pair of skinny black cigarette trousers ever seem to fit!! And it’s just depressing after you’ve tried on your tenth pair and spent twenty minutes hopping around trying to get them over your thighs… I’m really hoping that’s not […]

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White shirt dress pattern hack

I love shirt dresses. I think they’re perfectly between formal and casual and very smart looking. I usually end up making quite vintage looking ones like here but I wanted to try something a bit more fitted this time.  I already had this shirt pattern from Burda which I got a while back. I’d only […]

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Me-Made-May 2016

“I, Emily of Self Assembly Sewing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016” #MMMAY16. That’s going to be my hashtag of the month! I’ve signed up at So, Zo… What do you know? and pledged myself to […]

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