I Can Make Shoes!

Have you ever wondered how shoes were made and if you could somehow magically make them yourself? If you have then the I CAN Make Shoes course are totally for you! As a massive lover of shoes, you can imagine how over the moon I was when Amanda from I CAN Make Shoes, based in […]

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A Seren top pattern hack

I’ve got another Minerva Crafts make for you guys today! And it’s a pattern hack of one of the latest Tilly and the Button patterns – the Seren dress! The inspiration for this pattern hack came from the fact that I need more separates in my life. I’ve been making far too many dresses of […]

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The Honeycomb dress (a CocoWawa pattern)

Ana of CocoWawa invited me along to a sew-in she held at The Village Haberdashery a couple of weeks ago to sew her latest pattern – the Honeycomb Dress! At the sew-in I was joined by Ana (@cocowawa), Gabby (@gabberdashery), Rosa (@rosabella.angelica), Maddie (@thimblebee), Marie (@stitchingodyssey), Sarah (@likesewamazing) where we all sewed our own versions! […]

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Monthly Roundup #5

Another fun filled month has passed us by! Here’s what I’ve been up to in June! In the news… – I went to a blogging conference! Blogtacular + the colour walk fringe event the day before was a great place to meet like minded individuals. It was the first time I’d attended a conference that […]

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The Stevie dress – a new Tilly pattern!

I feel like I’ve been waiting to post about this pattern for far too long! I was lucky enough to be one of the testers for the Stevie dress, one of the two new Tilly and the Buttons patterns that have been released this week. I’ve been sitting on it for about 3 months! The […]

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The Omer jacket (more menswear!)

There’s been a lot of gift giving in June at Self Assembly Required HQ! Today’s post is all about the Omer jacket – another make from the La Maison Victor magazine. I don’t know why I’m making all the menswear patterns from this magazine but it’s working out pretty well for me so far! 🤣 […]

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The Aspen polo shirt (menswear)

Menswear. It tends to be a forgotten about part of dressmaking in my world. Let’s face it – why would we bother making stuff for our partners/ dads/ brothers/ friends when we could be making lots of pretty dresses for ourselves!!! 🤣 (that’s assuming the majority of you reading this are women by the way…) […]

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Bees galore!!! (+ a fabric giveaway)

When I was approached by TÉLIO a couple of months ago I was mostly a bit baffled. I’d never heard of the company before and wondered what they wanted to bring to the home sewing market. After a little researching I found out TÉLIO was a huge fabric wholesaler in North America. They import and […]

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