Day 5: The Birthday Dress

Fabulous birthdy dress from McCall's 6744 on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style!

Back in my 20s, I had two fantasy birthday scenarios: a romantic and meaningful birthday date, and a giant food-based birthday party with all of my friends. Interestingly, I thought it would take until I was 40 to get all my friends together for my birthday! Instead, I made the dream reality seven years early. […]

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The Not-So-Simple T-Shirt

Back in March, a model I know brought her t-shirt designer friend to meet with me. He had some designs he wanted made for a fashion show in May, would I be able to make them for him? Sure, I said! (How often do I say no?) My first thought was that I could cobble […]

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Called Up from the Minor Leagues

If you follow me on Instagram (I wish you would, Instagram is fun fun fun), you’ve seen my #livesewing posts. I never really elaborated on Instagram, but the idea behind #livesewing is to make social what is otherwise a very solitary activity. Personally, when I sew for more than a few hours, I get intensely […]

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And It Feels So Good

I’ve finally resumed sewing! I did a bit of repair work on some RTW pieces, dabbled on some new projects, and took inventory of my projects in progress. Here’s what’s on my table: –did you find the Dalmatian Me Crazy shirt in that photo? Hint: it’s still a pile of fabric; –my second go at […]

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