Giving Thanks for Thanksgiving

My mother is an excellent cook. Every year, I eagerly await Thanksgiving — after my birthday, it is my favorite holiday (and one of a precious few I celebrate). I love my mother’s homemade stuffing, the delicious turkey, our even more delicious Nigerian foods — because what is an American holiday without okra, egusi, fufu, […]

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Day 5: The Birthday Dress

Fabulous birthdy dress from McCall's 6744 on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style!

Back in my 20s, I had two fantasy birthday scenarios: a romantic and meaningful birthday date, and a giant food-based birthday party with all of my friends. Interestingly, I thought it would take until I was 40 to get all my friends together for my birthday! Instead, I made the dream reality seven years early. […]

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Auntie M

Two fab looks for one fab McCall's 6996 skirt on Making the Flame! Body positive sewing & style.

It’s been awhile since you last saw an OOTD post on Making the Flame, hasn’t it? I hope you enjoy this post of two looks from a single make, McCall’s M6966 skirt. I didn’t have enough width to make the skirt on the envelope (look C), so I used the waist to hip part, then […]

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