Saturday Musings: Moving Day!

"Moving Day" Saturday Musings on Making the Flame.

Today marks the first day I have access to my new apartment. It’s a minor event, yet I’ve been struggling with growing anxiety about this day as it approached. The anxiety destroyed my eating choices, ramped up my over sensitivity, made work a nightmare, injected abruptness and a lack of empathy into my dealings with […]

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Another Woman’s Treasure

Guess who made a Butterick 5249 skirt - for someone else? Body positive sewing & style on Making the Flame. For every body!

If there’s selfish sewing and unselfish sewing, what do you call it when selfish sewing turns into unselfish sewing? Before it became unselfish selfish sewing, this skirt was simply the desire to try a new style of garment: the pencil skirt. Pencil skirts represented polished professionalism and casual wearability, both with a touch of sensuality. […]

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Saturday Musings: Dream Deferred

Saturday Musings "Dream Deferred" on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

Sometimes it’s fun to rediscover your past, and sometimes it’s heartbreaking. A Bookless Bookworm I’m not moving until next month, but I started packing months ago. It was a brilliant move that sadly left me without certain comforts. One such comfort has been my library. I packed all my books – except the sewing ones […]

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WIP Wednesday: Mini or Maxi? (Lekala 4541)

Maxi or mini - which do you prefer? Body positive sewing & style on Making the Flame.

One of the recent themes of #sewphotohop was ‘Mini or Maxi?’, asking sewers to share whether they prefer their skirts and dresses to sweep the floor, or barely hit the middle of their thigh. It was interesting to see not just people’s preferences, but the reason behind their preferences. In my neck of the woods, […]

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