The Freya Slip Dress // Vikisews

AD – gifted fabric I was very kindly asked to be one of the brand ambassadors for The New Craft House recently – a role where I could pick out a fabric of my choice in exchange to make a garment in exchange for some photos! I leapt at the chance as The New Craft […]

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I Can Make Boots // Review

Did I ever think I could make boots from my living room floor? Not in a million years! But guess what? It happened! (Makes me think I could win the lottery with thinking like this… 😂) I’ve made shoes with I Can Make Shoes before – I was lucky enough to be gifted a high […]

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The Merlin coat // I AM Patterns

I’m on a streak of I AM coat patterns it seems! Following on from my successful I AM Jacques raincoat that I made last autumn, I decided to try another I AM coat pattern – the Merlin coat! The Merlin is from I AM Patterns last pattern collection. It’s a cocoon shaped jacket with notched […]

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The Bertie Dress // Seamwork

I treated myself to a year’s unlimited Seamwork subscription late last year whilst they had a half price discount going on. For $90USD it seemed good value for the amount of patterns you’d get access to and, of course, all the new ones that would get released in the year. I’ll be honest, I don’t […]

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The Rozan Blouse // Fibre Mood

AD – gifted pattern The latest Fibre Mood issue has just launched today! (This is one of my favourite sewing magazines so I’m always excited to get it!). Issue 13 is yet again full of gorgeous patterns. I have to say, I’m very rarely disappointed with what they come with! I’ve been a long time […]

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The Lila Hoodie // Vikisews

The love of loungewear continues here at Self Assembly Required HQ. There doesn’t seem to be much point making anything else right now! 😂 My latest loungewear pattern of choice is the Lila hoodie from Russian pattern company Vikisews. A couple of times a year they have a huge sale with 40% off patterns and […]

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The Perfect Pinafore // Self Draft

You’d think a grown woman would have moved on from a pinafore dress but not me! It’s been years since my first Tilly and the Buttons Cleo and I’m still obsessed! I’ve tried plenty of different ones over the years – the Fleur, the Rickey, the Bobbi, the Utu – and loved each of them […]

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