More Ginger jeans!

I’ve gone into jeans making mode here at Self Assembly Required HQ. I made my first pair of Closet Case Ginger jeans about a year or so ago and I loved them. They weren’t perfect but I was happy with them and they fit much better than any RTW ones I’d had before. I planned […]

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The Stella joggers

Considering how much I love this pattern, I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about it! The Stella joggers (+ hoodie) pattern is from the latest Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book. It’s the ultimate loungewear set of slim fit jogging bottoms and a classic hooded sweatshirt. I made my original Stella joggers last year (I was […]

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The Grainline Studio Archer shirt

My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make is the Archer shirt from Grainline Studio. I love Grainline’s aesthetic – modern classics for everyday casualwear. I’m sure most people have at least one Grainline patterns in their stash! I’ve made a couple of things from them before – the Linden sweatshirt and the Driftless cardigan – […]

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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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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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Aaaaand Stretch! – The Freya dress

If you haven’t heard by now, the new Tilly and the Buttons book Stretch came out last week! This new book is all about sewing knits and is especially good for beginners or people who’ve just been too scared to try them in the past. It includes 6 patterns for some great basics that would […]

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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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