January Roundup: Oh, Boy!

"January Roundup: Oh, Boy!" Sneak peek at Lekala 4383 coat, a plus size sewing pattern – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

This month I set out to sew all the things! What did I actually get done? Firstly and foremostly, I finished the most challenging garment of my sewing career – a fully lined and interlined, knit coat with faux fur contrast details.  It took me exactly fourteen months and one day – that’s  more than […]

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Great Grape Gams

"Great Grape Gams" Burda 6789 pants, a plus size pattern - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Do you remember that fabulous purple velvet I showed you a few months ago? Here’s the big reveal! Burda 6789, at your service. This is my fifth pair of Burda 6789 pants – I keep making them because they’re in such heavy rotation in my casual wardrobe that I’m constantly looking for a clean pair. […]

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What Makes You Different?

"What Makes You Different?" Share your uniqueness on the blog! - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

What makes you different? I was trying to dream up some witty blog content and was coming up dry when this question came to me: ‘Ebi, what makes you different?’ My knee jerk reaction was to sputter, ‘I just am!’ but even I knew that was not an answer. Then I realized that the question […]

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Werking Girl Skirt

"Werking Girl Skirt" Vogue 1465, a Donna Karan design - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Say hello to my Donna Karan pleather pencil skirt! 1465 is my first go at a Donna Karan pattern, as well as my first big-envelope Vogue pattern. It was rated ‘average’ and seemed straightforward enough: pencil skirt in stretch fabrics using panels instead of side seams. A quick glance at the pattern instructions revealed that […]

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