The new Nora top from Tilly and the Buttons

The new Autumn patterns from Tilly and the Buttons have finally hit the shelves! The Nora and Ness patterns (top and skirt respectively) are typical Tilly patterns with a great retro style, easy to wear vibe that I’m sure we’ll be seeing plastered across our social media feeds before long! Today I’m showing off the […]

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A ruffled Linden sweater dress with Chat Chocolat

Today I’m sharing another Grainline Studio Linden sweater dress! This is the third one I’ve made for myself (check out my first one here!) and it is, as always, an absolute classic. I chose to use this pattern again to show off a great new fabric from Chat Chocolat who has just released her new […]

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The Pilvi Coatdress!

For this month’s Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make, I decided I’d get started on some autumn/ winter sewing and I’ve made the Pilvi dress from Named Clothing. This dress has been on my “to sew” list for some time now. I even had the pattern printed off and ready to be stuck together for several […]

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Monthly roundup #8

Ah September! It’s always been a month of change – the start of a new school year, the turn of the season and also that point at which I get a year older! I went travelling for a couple of weeks this month which meant my sewing took a backseat but I had a great […]

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The Pumpkin cardi review

The new Cocowawa sewing pattern has landed! The Pumpkin cardigan and cardi dress is the perfect transitional weather item. It’s made using knits and comes with so many versions and options your head will spin! It comes in two lengths – cardigan length or dress length; regular sleeves, cuffed sleeves or sleeveless; two necklines; optional […]

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The Freedom jumper!

Guys! I finished a knitting project in just a couple of weeks!! Yeah, I’m just as gobsmacked as you are right now… 🤣 Knitting has never really been my forte. It always seems to take forever for me to complete anything – check out the cardigan I made last year which took 8 months! It […]

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Autumn / Winter ‘18 Sewing Inspiration

The weather’s really started to turn here in London. It’s getting chillier and Collier every day! (I’ve even had to start turning the heating on and the electric blanket has even made an appearance!). Though I have to say, after the hottest summer I can remember (and hottest holiday too), I’m all for a little […]

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My Vogue 9251 birthday dress

I think this has been the longest blogging break I’ve taken since I started Self Assembly Required two and a bit years ago! It felt so weird! Well, I’m back and ready to get going again! Every year I like to make myself a “birthday” dress and with the big 3-0 coming up tomorrow I […]

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Monthly roundup #7

I might be on holiday right now but I thought I’d get my monthly roundup post up! August was yet another busy month full of crafty related activities! In the news… I’ve posted two new YouTube videos! One covers my makes from August and a second one which goes through my holiday wardrobe for my […]

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