Enter, Bond Girl (Butterick B6258)

You know how you finish something, and kinda fall in love with it? That’s how I feel about this skirt. :)  Originating from fairly humble origins, it turned into something better than I could have imagined! I wore it to my friend’s semi-dressy James Bond-themed birthday party at a posh Boston hotel bar (like, $400+ […]

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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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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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