Celebrating Black History Month

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I’m so excited to celebrate Black History Month on the blog this year. Growing up, it was always the most awkward month of the year, and gradually I came to dread and resent it. It seemed like every February I was suddenly supposed to have some genetic knowledge of all the great African Americans who […]

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6 Years!!

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Guess which blog has been around for six years? Wooohooooo it’s blogiversary day!!! It’s so exciting and gratifying to have made it this far, and more than a little amazing. This is not my first blog, or even my second – it’s more like my third or fourth attempt at a sewing blog, and as […]

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Looking Back on 2019

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Dear readers – this post comes to you two weeks before the sixth (!!!) anniversary of Making the Flame. Back in 2014, I saw a lack of plus size sewing bloggers as well as pervasive body negativity in the comment sections of blogs written by (then) conventionally attractive bloggers. Already passionately body positive, I thought […]

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2019 – A Good Year for Sewing

Happy new year! I spent 2018 mostly hunkered well below the radar, due to events so personal I didn’t want to blog about them. But happily, with the new year comes the ability to start talking about some things – and therefore, the ability to blog more regularly. First things first – I’m teaching sewing […]

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Catch Me On the Sewcialists Blog Today!

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Hello wonderful readers and visitors! It’s been a looooong time since my last post, hasn’t it? And I’m supposed to apologize for that … but I can’t. What! Yeah. Life has been crazy, very crazy, and that separation from my sewing room and sewing space was all too real and surprisingly difficult. Did you know […]

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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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