Saturday Musings: Tired

I’m tired. I had a few hours yesterday evening to sew, which I planned to spend on pattern work. Dutifully, I cleared off my sewing table and pulled out Butterick 5391, Simplicity 1462, and Burda Style 7063. I like to work on several patterns at a time, one step at a time. Right now I’m […]

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Totally Tripe

Squishy and soft, very cozy sweater on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

(Follow my blog with Bloglovin!) One of my many self-nicknames is ‘Mama’s Little Carnivore’. I’ve been a lover of meat since I was baby, to the point that one of my bucket list items is to eat every crazy meat out there. The most exotic thing I’ve had so far is snail — which was […]

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Marfy, Cheetham, and Hughes

Marfy released their Fall/Winter 2016 patterns yesterday, and it’s a grey and rainy morning — perfect for browsing patterns with a critical eye (mwahaha). Some general thoughts: -I liked way more of these than I thought I would. The selling point is reading the descriptions and suggested fabrics. -Speaking of descriptions, this Italian company has […]

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An All-White Affair

All-white parties and cruises have become the rage in the past few years, and I have loved seeing all the outfits ladies come up with! I wanted a white dress of my own, and even joined the Pattern Review ‘Little White Dress’ contest last year: Uhm, short much? :-) This is still a WIP, though […]

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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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Sloppy Sewing Is Still Sewing

I finished something!!!! And my camera came back to life!!! HUZZAHHHHHHHHH Also, I’ve finally converted to the pro-interfacing camp, courtesy of this make. Yes, this is a knit dress — and yes, knits look better interfaced. Also, yes: I did go through almost a dozen pairs of shoes to shoot this dress. I want to […]

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