A Rhea crossed back dress hack // Tammy Handmade

I bought the most gorgeous green and pink floral satin from Sew Me Sunshine earlier this year. It was an ex designer deadstock fabric so I snapped up the last of it before it was gone forever! The vibrant colour was just so beautiful! Of course with an impulse purchase like that, I had no […]

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SneakerKit – A review

Well this has been a long time coming! I completed my SneakerKit shoes about 18months ago and passed them into my sister to paint. With everything going on the world, I wasn’t able to get them back until a few months ago and from there I just never got around to photographing them! Now to […]

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The Belle blouse // Fibre Mood

Is it too late to be blogging about summer makes? The weather has definitely not been on our side this year and my summer feels have very much fizzled out, but I still have a backlog of summery things to blog about! Today I’m sharing the Belle blouse that I mentioned in my last post. […]

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The Dolly dress // Fibre Mood

Hmmm… I still haven’t got back into the swing of posting regularly which is a shame because I’ve actually got plenty to share at the mo! Today is Dolly’s turn! The summer issue of Fibre Mood is always a favourite of mine. They always seem to get the mood and styling just right and I’m […]

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The Milo Cardigan // Seamwork

Warning: This is probably one of my most practical makes to date. Don’t let that put you off though! The boxy cardigan sweater look has been big this year. (I reckon it’s a culmination of 18 months of loungewear and the need to move on from a hoodie and a grubby t-shirt…). Usually worn by […]

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The Skye Sundress // Tilly and the Buttons

The Skye pattern is the new summer dress release from Tilly and the Buttons. I was one of the pattern testers for this dress so I got an early version of it! I’ve been trying to veer away from doing too many pattern tests and brand projects but every now and then there’s one I […]

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The Vali Blouse // Pattern Fantastique

I can’t seem to get enough of puffed sleeves – the bigger the better in my opinion! The Vali pattern from Pattern Fantastique is yet another puffed sleeve design to sneak through my recent pattern buying ban. (Ok, ok, it’s a very loose ban but I’m really trying to use what I have and hack/ […]

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McCall’s 7969 AKA the current IT dress!

There’s always that Big 4 pattern that seems to make it big every couple of years. The last one was the Vogue 9253 with the super deep V neck which, to be fair, is still pretty popular. The current one seems to be the McCall’s pattern 7969. It’s been popular enough that I’ve noticed quite […]

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Summer Playsuit Love // Closet Core Patterns Hack

I love a playsuit/ romper/ jumpsuit/ dungaree/ onesie as you all probably know already! Some people hate them but not me! I never seem to have enough! With the recent heatwave in the U.K., I felt I needed one more style of playsuit in my wardrobe – a short romper! I wanted to create something […]

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DIY Summer Sandals

The shoe making has continued at Self Assembly Required HQ! My two favourite summer sandals have taken quite a beating over the years so I thought it was high time to replace them. The clog making kit I made recently would replace the heeled ones I wear but I wanted some utilitarian flats to replace […]

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