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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Guts-y Sewing

Sewing a dress the right way with Making the Flame!

Ah, the joys of sewing cotton! Returning to the world of sewing wovens in order to improve my zipper installation technique, I made McCall’s M5971. It’s an OOP pencil dress with a sweetheart neckline, princess seam bodice, front and back waistband, and box pleats in the front skirt instead of darts. Sounds complicated, right? Happily, […]

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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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