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Menswear. It tends to be a forgotten about part of dressmaking in my world. Let’s face it – why would we bother making stuff for our partners/ dads/ brothers/ friends when we could be making lots of pretty dresses for ourselves!!! 🤣 (that’s assuming the majority of you reading this are women by the way…) […]

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When I was approached by TÉLIO a couple of months ago I was mostly a bit baffled. I’d never heard of the company before and wondered what they wanted to bring to the home sewing market. After a little researching I found out TÉLIO was a huge fabric wholesaler in North America. They import and […]

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The Perth Dress from Carolyn & Cassie (AKA @handmadebycarolyn) is the first womenswear sewing pattern release from this little indie company. I know, I know. Yet another shirt dress. But I felt this one was different enough to be worth trying out! The Perth dress has a dartless A line shape featuring a back yoke, […]

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(A Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post) The Burnside Bibs have been in my pattern stash for well over 6 months. I loved the design, loved the samples, loved seeing other people’s versions of it but for some reason I couldn’t find the motivation to print it out! I am so glad I finally did though! […]

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Another month of fun things has passed! May was yet another busy one for me, full of lovely sewing things and far too much fabric shopping. Get ready for another photo heavy post! In the news… We had the first London Stitchers meet up at the beginning of the month. Ana (of CocoWawa Crafts) and […]

The post Monthly Roundup #4 appeared first on Self Assembly Required.

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(A Like Sew Amazing blog squad post) Now the Vogue 9075 is a pattern I’ve had in my stash for a while. I’ve made the dress version of it before, as well the culottes by themselves but I felt it was high time for me to make the full jumpsuit! (It’s funny cause I initially […]

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I haven’t done one of these posts in a long time (and it’s probably slightly late for the current season but never mind)! I am always influenced to some extent by what’s on the catwalks and in the shops. How could I not be when I see so much of it in our day to […]

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These round straw/raffia box bags have been floating around since last summer and are still going strong! I was never that bothered about getting one but I was finally swayed by Instagram that it would be a great idea! (Thanks Zeena for the inspo! By the way, if you don’t follow her already on Instagram you […]

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I’ve gone into jeans making mode here at Self Assembly Required HQ. I made my first pair of Closet Case Ginger jeans about a year or so ago and I loved them. They weren’t perfect but I was happy with them and they fit much better than any RTW ones I’d had before. I planned […]

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Considering how much I love this pattern, I’m surprised I haven’t blogged about it! The Stella joggers (+ hoodie) pattern is from the latest Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book. It’s the ultimate loungewear set of slim fit jogging bottoms and a classic hooded sweatshirt. I made my original Stella joggers last year (I was […]

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