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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DIY detachable frilled bib collar Version 2 // TUTORIAL

After making the collar to fit my Bertie dress, I wanted to make something even more versatile that could achieve a similar look. That’s where this necklace style of bib collar came in! I essentially wanted to make a completely separate accessory that I could layer over any dress or jumper to get the Big […]

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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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A colourful (hanging) planter // The Bargello Edit

I love trying new crafts. I’m always so fascinating with making, well, everything and I’m forever looking for the next thing to try. I’ve even got a list that I’m planning to work my way through this year! Today is all about bargello which might be familiar to some of you but probably not to […]

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A Bonnie Beret // Wool and the Gang

Berets are just one of those items that every few years or so I find really appealing. I’ve owned my fair share over the years. In fact I think I could dig out at least 3 from the back of my cupboard right now all with varying degrees of wear. I usually have a few […]

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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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