Saturday Musings: Inspiration List #1

The Inspiration List on Saturday Musings, at Making the Flame. Body positive sewing and creative style.

Today’s Saturday Musings marks the beginning of a year of giving. My birthday was Tuesday, and as it approached I realized that there’s a lot in my life to be thankful for. I decided to celebrate my good fortune by being more giving and more appreciative of others in all the areas of my life.

The Inspiration List on Saturday Musings at Making the Flame.

I’m often inspired by others in the online sewing community, but never took the time to recognize the creative ladies who give me fabulous ideas — until now!


Moving forward, I’m going to give these ladies their due in a Saturday Musings post. And to make things really interesting, I’m going to be an active admirer and actually try to make some of these great projects.


Without further ado, welcome to Inspiration List #1!


Inspiration List #1 on Saturday Musings, at Making the Flame. Body positive sewing and creative style.


Leos are the kings and queens of the zodiac, but Marcy’s unselfish birthday sewing puts her royalness on a whole new level.

Tasha got all tied up in a striped infinity dress — how about that strapless look? Amazing!

Dawn wasted no time — and no fabric — in making these three stylish garments. The pleated skirt is a great entry to zero waste sewing for the beginner.

Sue made about a zillion practical and adorable skorts from the new Itch to Stitch pattern, Belize Shorts & Skort. Curvy sewers take note — Belize goes up to a 48″ hip!

Alethia has challenged the Pericrafters to a Wardrobe Builder Challenge this month, using a knit wardrobe pattern — or even separates patterns. It’s like a tiny SWAP!

Ruqayyah and her ThReD and Needles group are sewing #‎allblackeverything this month. It’s a little bit palate cleanser, a little bit transition into fall, and a whole lot of sophistication.

And lastly but not leastly, Dominica made a gorgeous maxi dress with an elastic back waist. How ingenious is that?!

The Inspiration List on Saturday Musings at Making the Flame.

Hope you check out their work, and maybe find a bit of inspiration for yourself.








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  1. Hello Ebi!
    Happy belated birthday! Thanks so much for mentioning ReDpants Designs and the ThReD and Needles sewing group. And you are right…it is all three…transition and palate cleanser from Summer to Holiday…and a WHOLE lot of sophistication!

    Thanks again and I can’t wait to see what you make!

    Ruqayyah (ReDpants Designs)

    1. Hi Ruqqayah, thanks for the birthday wishes! I love your work, it’s a pleasure to share it. Your challenge inspired me to pull out the only all-black project I have…and actually finish it! Hope to share it in the group later this month.

    1. Awwwww! I know that feeling, and I am glad to help you feel more ‘seen’. Blogging is hard in that way, but rest assured many more people are seeing — and enjoying — your blog than you know. And thank you for the kind words about my little home on the web here, they are much appreciated.

  2. Ebi,
    I love the idea of your inspiration list! I cannot wait to see what inspires you next.
    Thank you very much for linking to me and for supporting me on Periscope.
    Thanks again!

  3. how sweet are you Ebi? This is such a lovely idea, and I have been inspired by your links. Dominica’s maxi dress is divine, as is Tasha’s very clever dress. In fact, you have done a wonderful job of introducing us to new blogs and interesting ideas. Thank you for linking to me Ebi, and by the way, I’m a Leo!

    1. Awww, thanks for the kind words, Sue! I really enjoy your blog, it’s a pleasure to share it with others. Very glad you enjoyed the other links, too. :) also…. HAPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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