Taking a Break

“Taking a Break” – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Hello dear readers 🙂 Thanks to all of you for taking the time to visit my quirky, opinionated corner of the sewing blogosphere. It’s been awhile now – three years (and three months, and fifteen days…but who’s counting). Usually, female bloggers cease to blog, or drastically change their blog focus, due to marriage or children. […]

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Spring Has Sprung at Vogue

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New Vogue Spring 2017 Patterns WOW! Can I say that again? WOW! Vogue’s new Spring 2017 patterns blew me away! Don’t believe me? Keep reading… 🙂 Favorite Pattern: V1545 Trendy Pattern Trio: V9257, V9259, V9260 Interesting Pattern: V1548 Questionable Pattern: V9255 Favorite Pattern Vogue 1545 by Rebeca Vallance is winning at life! Oh, my. Just […]

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February/March Roundup: Sewing Through Sadness

February/March Roundup: Sewing Through Sadness

Can you believe we’ve already finished one-quarter of 2017? I, for one, am glad.  This year has been a painful butt kicker, and brought me pretty low in February and April. The faster this goes by, the better! If you follow this blog and Making the Flame on social media (@makingtheflame), it would seem that […]

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The Wearing Of the Green (Sleeves)

"The Wearing Of the Green (Sleeves)" Simplicity 2406 Cynthia Rowley dress – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

I’m back in action and wearing green! I’ll speak more about my absence at the end of this month, in the roundup post. In the meantime, let’s get back to the good stuff on Making the Flame – new garments! Simplicity 2406 Have you ever come across a pattern you just had to master? That […]

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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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