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 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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Every Color Under the Sun

Wearing a dress of many colors with Making the Flame. Body positive sewing.

So. Many. Colors. This is my fifth time sewing McCall’s M5971, but three of those versions are pre-blog (version four will be on the blog in a few weeks). I really like this pattern! What I like most about it is the wiggle silhouette, because fitted dresses are rare in my RTW size. It’s nice […]

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It Glitters and It Fits

When a creative fabric choice...actually works out well! Body positive sewing and style with Making the Flame.

Welcome to McCall’s M6792, take two! Before tackling this pattern a second time, I made further small tweaks to the pattern. On my first go, I didn’t like the baggy, extra long sleeves. I tested out slimmer sleeves on the actual garment, then transferred the adjustment to the pattern. I took about 1″ off both […]

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Day 7: The Sweet Pink Gemini Dress

Last but not least is Sweet Pink: the cutesy, girlish version of McCall’s M6744 + McCall’s M6966 view A. For SP I went with bodice A, the standard back view, because I hadn’t used it on any of my previous versions. I think it fits pretty perfectly, don’t you? :) Let’s see, what does Miss […]

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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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