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 (@SewMuchTalent on Instagram) showcased her knockout version of McCall’s 6278 on Facebook. I couldn’t stop thinking about it,  and then I […]

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Day 6: The Sporty Blue Gemini Dress

We’re near the end! The last two McCall’s M6744 dresses I have for you are both mashups with McCall’s M6966–M6744 on top, M6966 view A on the bottom. For this dress, I used bodice B of M6744. Before I made these, I lengthened the front bodice by about 2″ and shortened the back bodice by […]

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The Big Reveal

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Here is the top I made and fell in love with — bet you can see why! This is my first TNT (tried and true) pattern, McCall’s 6078. I mentioned that I wanted to pair this make with a white bottom — skirt, pants, shorts, whatever, as long as it’s white. Well, I still only […]

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Am I Blue (& Orange)?

Sneak peek of a new top on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

This is a sneak peek of my new top. To say I love it would be an understatement. An accurate statement is that I love it so much that I’m going to sew a capsule wardrobe revolving around it! Currently I have only one frumpy-ish pair of white pants that match it. But I’ve got visions of a […]

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Pretty Woman

Normally, I don’t photograph my RTW OOTD — partly because I’m more proud of my me-made clothing, but mostly because it’s more self-promoting than I’m comfortable with. Posting photos of myself simply because I’m wearing clothing? Not my style. (Not knocking those who do, because I follow such ladies online and on Instagram … just […]

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Seahawks Skirt

Today’s skirt is a project from my ‘January of Unemployment’ era, 2014. I finished so many things that month! Some of them were really easy to sew, like this skirt. I sewed look B, which has really simple and ingenious construction.There’s a back piece cut on a fold and two identical fronts cut not on […]

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