Blue Bombshell

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It’s the month of love and my half-birthday AND the Super Bowl (which is today!), so the theme for February posts is ‘looking pretty’. Because that makes sense. Yes. Back in January 2017, Alethia of Sew Much Talent (Sew Much Talent (GR) on Facebook) showcased her knockout version of McCall’s 6278 on Facebook. I couldn’t […]

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The $3.67 Shirt

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You read that right: between the fabric and the pattern for this amazing wearable muslin, I spent less than $4. How, you ask? Read on to see how I whipped up this custom fitted pattern by Lekala. (This is not a sponsored post :-p I’m just that big of a Lekala fan.) I spent the […]

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Crazy Gold

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Happy New Year! It’s about time for a fresh new slate, non? And a fresh new garment! Over the holidays I had much needed time off to rest, and I decided to use some of that time to do some recuperative sewing. What’s recuperative sewing, you ask? Simply put, it’s grabbing your craziest fabric, your […]

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The Wearing Of the Green (Sleeves)

"The Wearing Of the Green (Sleeves)" Simplicity 2406 Cynthia Rowley dress – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

I’m back in action and wearing green! I’ll speak more about my absence at the end of this month, in the roundup post. In the meantime, let’s get back to the good stuff on Making the Flame – new garments! Simplicity 2406 Have you ever come across a pattern you just had to master? That […]

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Great Grape Gams

"Great Grape Gams" Burda 6789 pants, a plus size pattern - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Do you remember that fabulous purple velvet I showed you a few months ago? Here’s the big reveal! Burda 6789, at your service. This is my fifth pair of Burda 6789 pants – I keep making them because they’re in such heavy rotation in my casual wardrobe that I’m constantly looking for a clean pair. […]

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Werking Girl Skirt

"Werking Girl Skirt" Vogue 1465, a Donna Karan design - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Say hello to my Donna Karan pleather pencil skirt! 1465 is my first go at a Donna Karan pattern, as well as my first big-envelope Vogue pattern. It was rated ‘average’ and seemed straightforward enough: pencil skirt in stretch fabrics using panels instead of side seams. A quick glance at the pattern instructions revealed that […]

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