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 […]
You read that right: between the fabric and the pattern for this amazing wearable muslin, I spent less than $4. How, you ask? Read on to see how I whipped up this custom fitted pattern by Lekala. (This is not a sponsored post :-p I’m just that big of a Lekala fan.) I spent the […]
Can you believe we’ve already finished one-quarter of 2017? I, for one, am glad. This year has been a painful butt kicker, and brought me pretty low in February and April. The faster this goes by, the better! If you follow this blog and Making the Flame on social media (@makingtheflame), it would seem that […]
This month I set out to sew all the things! What did I actually get done? Firstly and foremostly, I finished the most challenging garment of my sewing career – a fully lined and interlined, knit coat with faux fur contrast details. It took me exactly fourteen months and one day – that’s more than […]
One of the recent themes of #sewphotohop was ‘Mini or Maxi?’, asking sewers to share whether they prefer their skirts and dresses to sweep the floor, or barely hit the middle of their thigh. It was interesting to see not just people’s preferences, but the reason behind their preferences. In my neck of the woods, […]
It’s finally happened! I made the pencil skirt of my dreams. You’d never guess it, but I have a serious love for pencil skirts. So when I found a free pencil skirt pattern from Lekala, I was thrilled! And the fit of the muslin thrilled me, too. But over time I gained/lost weight, so I […]
This Lekala coat has really been kicking my butt. So I gave myself permission to sew things just “good enough”, and what a difference! I made so much progress after that decision. Sometimes it’s more important to finish than to be good.