35 and Still Alive

“35 and Still Alive” – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

What a morbid title for a birthday post, eh? But it makes sense – today is my 35th birthday, and I’m still alive, as far as sewing goes! And soon, as far as blogging goes. :) I’ve been on hiatus for over three months to focus on personal matters. Initially, I felt guilty for disappearing, […]

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WIP Wednesday: Mini or Maxi? (Lekala 4541)

Maxi or mini - which do you prefer? Body positive sewing & style on Making the Flame.

One of the recent themes of #sewphotohop was ‘Mini or Maxi?’, asking sewers to share whether they prefer their skirts and dresses to sweep the floor, or barely hit the middle of their thigh. It was interesting to see not just people’s preferences, but the reason behind their preferences. In my neck of the woods, […]

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The Useless Bag Goes To Vermont

I designed and cut a bag eons ago, but didn’t sew it. Recently looking about for an easy sew, I found the pieces and decided to sew it up. However, something got lost in the interim and I simply could not remember the design! Ever lazy, I decided to wing it…and ended up with a […]

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Day 2: The Instant TNT Dress

I originally blogged this dress back in June with shots with my then-brand new camera, Snowey. Lady S and I have since taken over a thousand photos, so it’s pretty cool to come back ‘full circle’ and redo our inaugural shoot. When I made this dress, it felt like the shortest thing in my closet. […]

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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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