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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Part the Second: Jetty

Here’s the second look, as promised — this day my family went down to the beach, in Connecticut, for a graduation party. The party itself was set back from the beach, next to some pretty typical Connecticut marshes. Being a water baby, I stayed with the waves. (Plus, those nasty nasty marshes were full of […]

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Part the First: Horns

We all have those makes that take awhile  to grow on us, or that we ‘meh’ on, but actually wear a lot. These leggings are one of those sneaky makes! They’re McCall’s M6173, altered to fit me to a T. Now, I love my customized M6173 pattern and the leggings I make from it, but […]

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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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One Week, One Pattern 2014

I’m signing up! I’m a little nervous, as I have a built-in, knee-jerk reflex against commitment, but I think I’ve sewn McCall’s M6078 enough times that I can wear it for a week. One odd thing about OWOP is that it starts on a Saturday … who does that? So weird. Yesterday I spent the […]

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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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