35 and Still Alive

“35 and Still Alive” – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

What a morbid title for a birthday post, eh? But it makes sense – today is my 35th birthday, and I’m still alive, as far as sewing goes! And soon, as far as blogging goes. 🙂 I’ve been on hiatus for over three months to focus on personal matters. Initially, I felt guilty for disappearing, […]

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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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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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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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