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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Bridesmaid jumpsuits!

Following on from the kimono/ pyjama bridal gift post, I’ve finally gotten round to posting the jumpsuits I made for our bridesmaids outfits! So before we get into the whole “Jumpsuits? For a wedding? That’s totally not going to work!” thing, I’ll just start by saying that this was for a low-key civil service for […]

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Replicating the Runway A/W 17

So this post is about 6 months late… Needless to say it’s taken me a wee bit longer than expected to find the motivation and inspiration for this! I started the Replicating the Runway series last year where I made my own version of a rather fab Christian Dior t-shirt and sheer tulle skirt combo. […]

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A PJ Giveaway

So one of my besties is getting married tomorrow! It’s all very exciting! I’ve made our bridesmaids outfits – 4 Martine jumpsuits out of a gorgeous Stoff & Stil navy floral viscose. (I’ll be showing them off on here soon!). I managed to get loads of leftover fabric after I’d finished making them – either […]

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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 new Mila dungarees from Tilly and the Buttons!

Has anyone gotten their hands on the latest Tilly and the Buttons pattern yet? I pattern tested the Mila dungarees for Tilly late last year and can tell that this’ll be another hit for the indie pattern company! I think they planned this to be the natural follow on from their ever popular Cleo pinafore […]

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Christmas present reveal!

This year I decided to make most of my sewing skills and tried to make my Christmas presents! Of course I left it way too late and spent the last couple of weeks frantically sewing to make up for it! I definitely fell short of my plans so I had to do a little bit […]

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The Tilly and the Buttons Martha dress

I’ve been on the lookout for patterns that’ll make for good winter dresses i.e. mini dresses with long sleeves and high necks. That’s what tights are for, right? The Moneta dress from Colette is always an easy go-to but I was a little tired of that skater dress silhouette. Not that that’s a bad style […]

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