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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It’s been a little while since my last post – I’ve been in a bit of a sewing/ blogging slump! I’m going to try to push myself out of that and share a (not so recent) make with you today! Since lockdown started I’ve been knitting up an absolute storm – I’ve been finding it […]
This particular style of dress is a classic. Not only can you probably find it in the high street, there are already similar patterns out there. The fitted bodice and gathered skirt with the button front and straps is always a timeless look. That being said I’d kind of avoided it up till now! I […]
I was sent down a Russian pattern company rabbit hole a few weeks ago by one of my YouTube followers. I’ve made a Vikisews pattern before and one commenter mentioned Grasser as another brand to try out. Well before I knew it, three hours had gone by and I’d bought half a dozen patterns… 🤦🏻♀️ […]
I was sent down a Russian pattern company rabbit hole the other day thanks to one of my YouTube commenters. I found a bunch of new companies (well, new to me anyway) and spent half a day trawling their websites! I ended up with a bunch of patterns from Grasser and La Forme and it’s […]
I first heard of Vikisews from Bianca of Sleepless in Bavaria who’s a big fan of this Russian pattern designer. I can certainly see why – plenty of beautiful designs and at a crazy low price. You’ve just got to get over the fact that there’s no English translation! So since I’m pretty sure all […]