The Made Month

Whew! We made it! We finished Me Made May 2015. My revised pledge was: “I, Ebi of makingtheflame.wordpress.com, pledge to wear at least one me-made garment or accessory to work every day this month. I also pledge to make one item per week that is work appropriate and fun (colorful, bright, etc).” I adhered to […]

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Auntie M

Two fab looks for one fab McCall's 6996 skirt on Making the Flame! Body positive sewing & style.

It’s been awhile since you last saw an OOTD post on Making the Flame, hasn’t it? I hope you enjoy this post of two looks from a single make, McCall’s M6966 skirt. I didn’t have enough width to make the skirt on the envelope (look C), so I used the waist to hip part, then […]

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Read Between the Stripes

Stripes and a mini skirt -- breaking the fashion rules on Making the Flame! Body positive sewing & style.

Here’s another debut for ya! I wore this outfit the day before I found out about getting my current job, but what makes it special is that the CEO of my temp agency stopped by and snapped a photo of me in it. It’s nice to have standard employment, but I must say — I […]

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Another Day at the Office

It’s been a bit over a month of me working my new job, and I’m still learning my role a little bit each day. It’s kind of an odd, and very crazy work environment — even though we can’t wear jeans or any crazy piercings we may have, we’re not necessarily required to dress professionally. […]

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A Silver Circle Skirt

Today’s OOTD features one of my legacy makes — things I sewed while I was still learning how to sew. The skirt is both special and kind of awesome, and the top comes from my favorite store ever, Dots (which is now closed for business). The shoes are the Christian Siriano for Payless shoes I […]

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Friends and Brothers

Some people are creatures of habit, and some are thrill seekers. I was a Very Cautious Person until my early 20s, when I finally got sick of being called fussy, stubborn, close-minded, etc. I’m not 100% free spirit yet, but I am a lot more open to possibility now. So when it was time to have dinner with […]

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The Cutie in Aisle Four

One month ago today, I know exactly what I wore. How is that you ask? Well, I went to the supermarket wearing a me-made and my new sandals, and took some photos to share with all of you. The skirt is McCall’s M6725, which I’d like another stab at. In my mind, this skirt would […]

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