Top 5 of 2016


For the first time ever, I’m joining in with Gillian’s (Crafting a Rainbow) end-of-year sewing round-up! The categories she suggests are: Top 5 Hits (favourite or most worn makes) Top 5 Misses (projects that didn’t work out or rarely got worn) Top 5 Non-Sewing Highights (What did you do this year besides sew? These could […]

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Foray Into Green, M6966

Look, a new skirt! My sew-jo is on fire right now. I dreamed up this outfit when I saw hot days on the horizon: polka dot Burda 6789, and this new skirt — McCall’s M6966 in a green print. I like clashing prints, I’ve made this skirt before, and for whatever reason, I want to […]

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Saturday Musings: Snow Fall

When I left my job in 2010 to ‘make a living as an artist’ (which declaration won the 2010 award for “vaguest goal”) I thought I was going to be a photographer. I love photography and I thought I was good enough at it. *pause for effect* Sigh. Turns out, taking thoughtful snaps of things […]

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A Mechanical Ending (and Other Tales)

Happy last day of September! After this, we have ninety-two days in which to make 2014 something good. No pressure, right? *wink* And while we’re on the topic of pressure … my new job and I have been seriously wrasslin’, and I feel like I got whooped all September long. I did some sewing, but […]

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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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I made it! This is the 100th post on Making the Flame. I didn’t intend to write one hundred posts; instead, I was only trying to shake off the doubt I learned my nearest and dearest had in my powers of commitment. My other intention was to do something I’ve been wanting to do for […]

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