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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The Bakerloo dress // Nina Lee

Nina Lee’s latest pattern is the Bakerloo dress and blouse. I was part of the pattern testing process just this week (Nina’s turn around time from testing to release is AMAZING) and I thought I’d share mine with you! The Bakerloo dress/ blouse pattern features a loose-ish fit dress or blouse with big puffed sleeves […]

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My yellow Jacques raincoat // I AM Patterns

I’ve been dreaming of making a yellow raincoat for the longest time. The pattern and fabric has changed again and again but I finally settled on my options! Most of my decision making happened by accident – I came across the most perfect of raincoat fabrics whilst visiting Fabworks Mill in Yorkshire (I happened to […]

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The Rickey Pinafore // Our Lady Of Leisure

I love trying out new indie pattern designers – I’m always looking out for new and interesting designs or just willing to give a new company a shot. That’s how I came across this pattern from Our Lady of Leisure. When I picked up an end of roll piece of wool from Fabworks Mill in […]

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A tiger print Franca dress // Fibre Mood

I was gifted a piece of fabric from the latest Fabric Godmother print drop back in July/ August time and I’ve only just gotten time to use it! How is time passing so quickly??? U.K. based independent fabric shop, Fabric Godmother has been dipping their toes into the world of fabric production and has created […]

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