Ella “At Last” Top

A body positive muslin in a very creative fabric choice! The Ella Top debuts on Making the Flame.

Whew! After five whole weeks without sewing, I’m finally back in the saddle. And I tried out a new tank top pattern! Indiesew had a 20% coupon off tank tops, so I decided to buy one to test out my new printer (which I sold off my other electronics to afford). It’s wireless, y’all! And […]

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On This Day

Today was pretty awesome — I napped, made progress on cataloging my woven fabrics stash, and my best friend and her hubby helped me select some photos for my online dating profile. (Yes, that’s right — I’m putting my hat back in the ring!) In the process, I found some photos I took on February […]

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Very Cherry Non-Progress

As I write this, I’m on break* from working on the pattern pieces for Bruyère — making them bigger, that is. I (foolishly) thought that using my version of Butterick B6042 as a guideline would make sizing Bruyère up easy, but whew! Holy technical mental work, Batman. Here are my fixes so far: front bodice […]

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Called Up from the Minor Leagues

If you follow me on Instagram (I wish you would, Instagram is fun fun fun), you’ve seen my #livesewing posts. I never really elaborated on Instagram, but the idea behind #livesewing is to make social what is otherwise a very solitary activity. Personally, when I sew for more than a few hours, I get intensely […]

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More Than You Can Chew

Do you do this? See a long weekend coming, and immediately plan to sew 109,098,090 things? I know I do! But then I get frustrated and disappointed if I don’t have a closet full of new things after three days at home, and that’s not a good feeling. So this long weekend, I’m keeping it […]

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The Make I Always Wear

In looking for posts featuring this skirt, I see I’ve barely mentioned it: High Contrast Hippie The Right Foot, Baby Which is surprising because I wear this skirt 2-3 times a month in rain, snow, cold, heat, sunshine, you name it. I love this skirt. It’s technically half of a wearable muslin, and the best example of […]

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