This Skirt Is a Reviver!

The SBCC Reviver Skirt by Making the Flame. Body positive sewing and style.

Kicking off the huuuuuge backlog of things I’ve made in the past several weeks is this sexy and sophisticated skirt! It’s the Reviver Skirt from SBCC Patterns, easily the most fashion forward plus size pattern I have ever seen. It features an asymmetrical high-low hem with the wrong side of the fabric showing in some […]

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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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Spring at McCall’s

"Spring at McCall’s" McCall's Spring 2016 patterns – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

How about some positivity around these parts, eh? M7355 by David Tutera features a skirt style which has become very popular among custom seamstresses who sew with African/wax cloth fabrics. It’s totally simple, but I admit I’ve been wanting a skirt like this…without having to figure it out on my own. (When did I become […]

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Tenterhook Patterns (Plus Size Sewing)

I love the sewing blogosphere! There’s a new plus size indie pattern company called Tenterhook Patterns, made by Amanda Johnston in Western Australia. Right now she’s got two patterns for sale, with big plans for many more. I’m so excited to see her succeed, because her philosophy on plus size sewing is so similar to […]

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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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