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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Touch Me, Feel Me (McCall’s M6258)

I made two more tops! Since I perfected the fit of Butterick B6258‘s long sleeve top, I churn them out in between more involved sewing projects. A little instant gratification is good motivation to push through longer-term projects, right? Right. And that’s why I have a gold version cut, ready to be sewn when I […]

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Fade to Black

Two nights ago, I had a weird dream that one of my co-workers read my blog and said, “Ebi, I like your skirts and all, but I’m bored. Do something different.” In response to that, I woke up and evaluated some exciting pants I’d thought about making. These are not those pants. :-p But they’re […]

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Looks Good, Feels … Good?

I do enough online fabric shopping to admit to myself that it’s initially about how the fabric looks. I’ve also been burnt enough times that I now scrutinize the fabric descriptions, and even call the seller for more info about the fabric. But even when I buy fabric in person, there are certain qualities that […]

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Read Between the Stripes

Stripes and a mini skirt -- breaking the fashion rules on Making the Flame! Body positive sewing & style.

Here’s another debut for ya! I wore this outfit the day before I found out about getting my current job, but what makes it special is that the CEO of my temp agency stopped by and snapped a photo of me in it. It’s nice to have standard employment, but I must say — I […]

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Fabric Face-Off

Before I got hip-deep in the online sewing community, the only site I knew of to buy fabric was Fabric.com (for obvious reasons). Well, I suppose I knew of a few others, though I’d never been brave enough to try them. After reading blogs and seeing what other sewers were getting, I’ve hopped on the […]

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