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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Le 5005 blouse // DPs

Oops! I meant to post this on Wednesday! My blogging has become alarmingly erratic lately! Another sign the world is a very different place to what it used to be… 😂 Today’s post is the second of the DP’s patterns I picked up earlier this year – Le 5005 blouse. It’s one of the simplified […]

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Le 3002 shorts // DP’s

I’ve just gotten round to my last two summer makes being added to the blog! I finally worked through my lockdown backlog! I bought a couple of DP’s patterns back in February this year when the brand had their closing down sale. (There’s still a few items on there if anyone’s interested!). DP’s was a […]

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