Making “Nude” Personal

As mentioned in previous posts, I’m making myself a whole new wardrobe. Due to circumstances in my personal life, I may be unable to sew in May and June, possibly longer. Until then, I’m cram-sewing multiples of things to get myself ready for spring, which is every bit as exhausting as it sounds. And every […]

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Crazy Gold

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Happy New Year! It’s about time for a fresh new slate, non? And a fresh new garment! Over the holidays I had much needed time off to rest, and I decided to use some of that time to do some recuperative sewing. What’s recuperative sewing, you ask? Simply put, it’s grabbing your craziest fabric, your […]

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#TBT: The Forgotten Rainbow

Body positive TNT sewing with Making the Flame. Gotta love those quick and easy wins!

One day, I was digging through my closet and saw a peek of rainbow. Intrigued, I pulled it out — and saw this fabulous top! I’ve made about a million McCall’s M6078 tops — it was my first successful garment pattern, and my first TNT (tried ‘n’ true) pattern. I usually sew view B, the […]

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Every Color Under the Sun

Wearing a dress of many colors with Making the Flame. Body positive sewing.

So. Many. Colors. This is my fifth time sewing McCall’s M5971, but three of those versions are pre-blog (version four will be on the blog in a few weeks). I really like this pattern! What I like most about it is the wiggle silhouette, because fitted dresses are rare in my RTW size. It’s nice […]

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Batch Sewing a Trio of Goodness

Body positive batch sewing creates a trio of leggings in a creative st @ Making the Flame.

In a 13-day span this month, I made 9 pairs of McCall’s 6173 leggings for two different people! How much do I love these leggings? Including the pairs made for others, I’ve sewn this pattern twenty-one times since September 2013. I call that a TNT among TNTs! I cannot rave enough about how easy these […]

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It Glitters and It Fits

When a creative fabric choice...actually works out well! Body positive sewing and style with Making the Flame.

Welcome to McCall’s M6792, take two! Before tackling this pattern a second time, I made further small tweaks to the pattern. On my first go, I didn’t like the baggy, extra long sleeves. I tested out slimmer sleeves on the actual garment, then transferred the adjustment to the pattern. I took about 1″ off both […]

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