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, […]
In exactly one month … … I enter my mid-thirties!!!! AHHHHHH!!!! How did this happen???? Who gave permission for me to get this old? It seems like just yesterday I was an awkward 13 year old fantasizing about being a cool, novel-writing wife and mother in her 30s. Well, I am indeed a (blog) writer […]
Making the Flame turns two today! And what better way to celebrate than to (finally) begin hosting this blog on its own domain? So from now on, you’ll find new posts at www.makingtheflame.com. Hope to see you there!
Two words: faux fur. This was my first time cutting faux fur for real. Wow! What a mess! I cut from the wrong side using an Olfa snap-off bladed cutter in order to minimize the shedding. I don’t know that it made a difference, honestly. Thank goodness I own this: I highly recommend this […]
You know how you finish something, and kinda fall in love with it? That’s how I feel about this skirt. :) Originating from fairly humble origins, it turned into something better than I could have imagined! I wore it to my friend’s semi-dressy James Bond-themed birthday party at a posh Boston hotel bar (like, $400+ […]
I’m not really sure a presser foot can be a vixen, so…*wink* [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THfsoyMKz7s] Today’s video is a tutorial on how to use the leveller foot, a handy little foot best used on thick fabrics. As fall approaches, we may make jeans, coats or jackets, all of which have many thick layers to sew together. […]
Ah, sweet, sweet love …. or not. For those of you in relationships, first dates are a thing of your past, but for those of use who are single, it’s a present reality. A week or two ago I went on a first date which has since led nowhere. But that night, I fretted […]