Seeds of a Wardrobe

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At this point, I think everyone who sews has seen or used one wardrobe builder or another…except for me. None of them really spoke to me. Some “required” or were built around garments I don’t wear, like jeans or white button down shirts. Some didn’t account for New England winters and all the gear needed […]

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The Long Goodbye Roundup: Time For Fall

And with that, summer is no more. McCall’s 6744, and supplementary pattern McCall’s 6966, were a joy to sew, pure and simple. In the process of sewing such similar dresses, I got pretty good at making waist casings, binding raw edges with fold over elastic (FOE), hacking patterns together, and a two-step process for stitching […]

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Auntie M

Two fab looks for one fab McCall's 6996 skirt on Making the Flame! Body positive sewing & style.

It’s been awhile since you last saw an OOTD post on Making the Flame, hasn’t it? I hope you enjoy this post of two looks from a single make, McCall’s M6966 skirt. I didn’t have enough width to make the skirt on the envelope (look C), so I used the waist to hip part, then […]

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Another Day at the Office

It’s been a bit over a month of me working my new job, and I’m still learning my role a little bit each day. It’s kind of an odd, and very crazy work environment — even though we can’t wear jeans or any crazy piercings we may have, we’re not necessarily required to dress professionally. […]

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She Knows How To Use Them

Aaaaaand, back to our regularly scheduled programming. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_qkkQlVanM] Here’s a skirt I made a few months ago, that I got to wear the handful of times when it was actually hot in Boston this summer. I bought the fabric in New York’s Garment District last year for a friend who was dressing drab — […]

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