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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A little crochet project!

I took a crochet basket making class at my local yarn shop a few weeks ago. It was a lot of fun, if a bit basic but it was a great place to develop some ideas! One of which was making little crochet flowerpot covers! Now I am probably the most un-green fingered person you […]

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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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Monthly Round Up #1

Today I’m changing things up a little with a short update on what’s been going on at a Self Assembly Required HQ! In the news… I’ve uploaded my first vlog! Check it out on YouTube here. It’s just a short intro video (and I don’t think it’s very good 😂!). I wanted to get something […]

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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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The Nina Lee Piccadilly PJs

I always like to make a new set of pyjamas at this time of year – having new PJs in time for Chinese New Year is just one tradition I can’t seem to shake! So when Nina sent out a new pyjama pattern to test in the weeks leading up to the lunar new year, […]

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