The Milo Cardigan // Seamwork

[Updated 24/1/22 with my latest version of the Milo!] Warning: This is probably one of my most practical makes to date. Don’t let that put you off though! The boxy cardigan sweater look has been big this year. (I reckon it’s a culmination of 18 months of loungewear and the need to move on from […]

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The Skye Sundress // Tilly and the Buttons

The Skye pattern is the new summer dress release from Tilly and the Buttons. I was one of the pattern testers for this dress so I got an early version of it! I’ve been trying to veer away from doing too many pattern tests and brand projects but every now and then there’s one I […]

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The Vali Blouse // Pattern Fantastique

I can’t seem to get enough of puffed sleeves – the bigger the better in my opinion! The Vali pattern from Pattern Fantastique is yet another puffed sleeve design to sneak through my recent pattern buying ban. (Ok, ok, it’s a very loose ban but I’m really trying to use what I have and hack/ […]

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McCall’s 7969 AKA the current IT dress!

There’s always that Big 4 pattern that seems to make it big every couple of years. The last one was the Vogue 9253 with the super deep V neck which, to be fair, is still pretty popular. The current one seems to be the McCall’s pattern 7969. It’s been popular enough that I’ve noticed quite […]

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Summer Playsuit Love // Closet Core Patterns Hack

I love a playsuit/ romper/ jumpsuit/ dungaree/ onesie as you all probably know already! Some people hate them but not me! I never seem to have enough! With the recent heatwave in the U.K., I felt I needed one more style of playsuit in my wardrobe – a short romper! I wanted to create something […]

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DIY Summer Sandals

The shoe making has continued at Self Assembly Required HQ! My two favourite summer sandals have taken quite a beating over the years so I thought it was high time to replace them. The clog making kit I made recently would replace the heeled ones I wear but I wanted some utilitarian flats to replace […]

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The Dawn shorts // Megan Nielsen

I’ve made the Dawn jeans by Megan Nielsen once before (see it here!) and whilst I love the overall look and the appearance of the fit, I never found them quite comfortable to wear. That’s the trouble with a fitted jean in a non stretch denim! I’d made View A which is the tapered leg […]

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The Winslow Culottes // Helen’s Closet

It’s been a while since my last post! I’ve been feeling alarmingly uninspired to blog of late – it’s very unlike me! I’ve still been sewing and making (slowly) though! Today’s post is one I actually made a few weeks back. It’s the Winslow Culottes from Helen’s Closet! If I’m being honest, I’ve never been […]

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Clog Making Kit // Leather Needle Thread

AD| gifted kit to test with no obligation to post This week I made something I never really thought I’d make – clogs! I’m talking wooden based sandals here not an entire wooden show by the way. I’ve always admired other people’s clogs – those Swedish Hasbeens and Lottas and my clogging (😂) up my […]

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