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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Saturday Musings: Inspiration List #2

Inspiration List #2 on Saturday Musings, at Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

#sewphotohop 2016 In case you didn’t know, #sewphotohop is back this year! Created and hosted by Rachel at House of Pinheiro, it’s a photo-a-day challenge with a different sewing-related theme for each day in September. I’ve been trying to keep up with posting, but the real pleasure has been scrolling through the hashtag on Instagram. […]

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Back To School Colors

The Ella Top by Making the Flame. Body positive sewing and style.

Boston area schools are back in session today, so it’s fitting to share a project in my high school’s colors — black and silver. Go Falcons! This is my second go ’round with the Ella Top by Liola Patterns. I wasn’t crazy about the wearable muslin, to the extent that I gifted the fabric to […]

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Saturday Musings: Perception is Reality

Body positive Saturday Musings about perception and body image on Making the Flame.

Mother Knows Best Growing up, my mother had an endless supply of pithy sayings. One of them was ‘perception is reality’. What did that mean, exactly? To my childhood self, it meant nothing at all. I was too young to wrap my head around such a real-world concept. To my idealistic adolescent and young adult […]

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