The Long Goodbye Roundup: Time For Fall

And with that, summer is no more. McCall’s M6744, and supplementary pattern M6966 also by McCalls, were a joy to sew, pure and simple. And in the process of sewing such similar dresses, I got pretty good at making waist casings, binding raw edges with FOE, hacking patterns together, and a two-step process for stitching […]

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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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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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Day 2: The Instant TNT Dress

I originally blogged this dress back in June with shots with my then-brand new camera, Snowey. Lady S and I have since taken over a thousand photos, so it’s pretty cool to come back ‘full circle’ and redo our inaugural shoot. When I made this dress, it felt like the shortest thing in my closet. […]

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The Long Goodbye: 7 Days of Summer

Chilly mornings, even paired with baking hot days, means fall has arrived in New England. No longer can I deny this and bury my head in the sand that is summer sewing! Sadly, this also means I need to put away summer clothes and pull out cool and cold weather clothes. Specifically, this means saying […]

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An All-White Affair

All-white parties and cruises have become the rage in the past few years, and I have loved seeing all the outfits ladies come up with! I wanted a white dress of my own, and even joined the Pattern Review ‘Little White Dress’ contest last year: Uhm, short much? :-) This is still a WIP, though […]

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