I’ll Have What She’s Having

One of the sewing bloggers (and sewing Instagrammers) I follow is Yetunde Sarumi, who is noteworthy for two reasons: firstly, she’s a master of making sure eeeeeeeveryone sees her makes. Seriously. I wish I had her gumption for putting my stuff in other people’s consciousness. Secondly, she is a fellow Nigerian, and sews with African […]

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Two Legs Are Better Than None

Firstly, happy Monday! Hope you had an enjoyable weekend. I’m looking forward to sharing my weekend with you during this week, I had a blast two days in a row (in addition to racking up 15 painful, itchy bug bites … but let us not dwell). But Monday it is, and Monday means work, and […]

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Punching My Charlee Card

My best friend and I are complete opposites in many ways. One way in which we differ is that she’s pretty much a one and done sort of person — if you come at her with foolishness, she writes you off immediately. Me, I’m all about second (and third, and fourth) chances, which she thinks […]

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(One-Woman) Cutting Crew

Ah, Monday — when I wasn’t working, it was my favorite day of the week! (*ba-dump-bump*) Seriously, though, today was a pretty good day. And it’s going to be a good evening, because I’ve got beacoup de couture on my sewing table! Saturday’s post got me thinking about what I need vs. what I want, […]

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Pride

Sneak peek of a new McCall's 6078 top on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

I feel like a proud parent about my latest make! Just sneak peeks for now, because I’ve got an outfit post coming up. Once again, I used my trusty TNT, McCall’s M6078 top. I added 1/2″ along the fold at center back and 3/4″ along the fold at center front, to accommodate my recent weight gain […]

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Just Do It

You’re probably wondering what this bizarre and grainy image is portraying. The colors, the overexposure; your eye doesn’t know where to land. It kind of slides over the image, first in one direction, then randomly, until they decide that a bare wall would be more fascinating. This is how I feel about mending. Some of […]

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Am I Blue (& Orange)?

Sneak peek of a new top on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

This is a sneak peek of my new top. To say I love it would be an understatement. An accurate statement is that I love it so much that I’m going to sew a capsule wardrobe revolving around it! Currently I have only one frumpy-ish pair of white pants that match it. But I’ve got visions of a […]

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