The Aosta Sweater // The Knit Purl Girl

This was my last knit of 2021 and I managed to get it done just in time for the Christmas period! I had been moving towards lighter knits after enjoying a year or two of super bulky projects. My recent Wool and the Gang New Rules sweater introduced me to the loveliness that is blown […]

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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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