The Anthea Blouse // Anna Allen

If the McCalls 7969 was the it dress of 2021 then the Anthea Blouse was the it blouse. There’s definitely been a few moments in the past few months where they were all I saw on my social media feeds! The Anthea Blouse is a relatively recent release from Anna Allen (maker of the famous […]

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Goodbye 2021, hello 2022!

It doesn’t feel like a year has passed between writing these last two yearly recaps. It seems crazy to me at how quickly time has flown! (Maybe it just does that in the midst of a global pandemic?) Despite my lack of consistent updating, the crafting and making at Self Assembly Required HQ had been […]

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The Celeste blouse // Selkie Patterns

I had no intentions of making the Celeste pattern from Selkie until I heard there was a competition to win a fancy schmancy embroidery sewing machine from Husqvarna Viking if you made one! Typically, I only heard about the competition about 6 days before the deadline so the challenge was not just about the pattern […]

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The Crossbody Bag // Bags and Pieces

AD – gifted kit I’ve been eyeing up these amazing bag making kits from German company Bags and Pieces for a very very long time. Ever since I saw them on Instagram via @sleepless_in_bavaria (seriously, go follow Bianca if you don’t already – beautiful makes, great recommendations and lots of funny cat videos!), I’ve been […]

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The Traveller Coat // Bella Loves Patterns

I love making coats and jackets. Really. (Despite my recent bomber jacket fail!). I always make epic coat plans every winter though I often don’t get around to doing them until the cold season is almost over! This year I was determined to get in there early! I’d been sitting on this piece of beautiful […]

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The Sabina Skirt // The Little Pomegranate

I’ve been in the midst of two very long and involved craft projects for the past couple of weeks and my brain was just itching for that sense of satisfaction of a completed project! So as a palette cleanser, I felt I needed a quick, easy and straightforward make to shake things up a bit. […]

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The Pipit Loungewear Set // Common Stitch

You’d have thought I’d be bored of loungewear and the like over the past 18 months but no! Whilst everything is back open here in the U.K. and we’re technically able to go out and about, I realised/ remembered that actually I never really went out much anyway. So for me, the loungewear / fancy […]

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The New Rules Sweater // Wool and the Gang

It’s been a long while since I’ve finished a knitting project. This last one has taken me almost six whole months to finish! (In my defence, I took a looong break from knitting over the summer as it was too warm to sit with this project draped over me!). After deciding I wouldn’t buy any […]

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