35 Drafts and a Quiet Year (2017)

As I write this, I have 35 draft posts in various stages of completion – drafts that I may never publish. So I’ve been writing…and even sewing. But not sharing. I thought I’d share more, since I’m going through Things – well, mostly one really difficult Thing – but it’s been difficult to put this […]

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February/March Roundup: Sewing Through Sadness

February/March Roundup: Sewing Through Sadness

Can you believe we’ve already finished one-quarter of 2017? I, for one, am glad.  This year has been a painful butt kicker, and brought me pretty low in February and April. The faster this goes by, the better! If you follow this blog and Making the Flame on social media (@makingtheflame), it would seem that […]

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January Roundup: Oh, Boy!

"January Roundup: Oh, Boy!" Sneak peek at Lekala 4383 coat, a plus size sewing pattern – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

This month I set out to sew all the things! What did I actually get done? Firstly and foremostly, I finished the most challenging garment of my sewing career – a fully lined and interlined, knit coat with faux fur contrast details.  It took me exactly fourteen months and one day – that’s  more than […]

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Early Summer Roundup

(Today’s roundup covers June and July both. For some reason, I always fall off the wagon in June in some way — every year. I suppose missing one roundup isn’t that bad of a June, then!) Thoughts June and July were hectic months, but through it all I managed to start thirteen projects, finish five […]

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May Roundup

Thoughts: Last roundup I said I can’t post every day while working full time in the office and semi full time in the theater, and that’s true. But I can set aside time periodically to write a bunch of posts at one time, then schedule them to publish on different days, like I did when […]

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April “Sexy Month” Roundup

(This post is incredibly belated, but as I like to say: B-L-T-N.)   Thoughts: Whew! April is over. This has been a great month, personally and creatively. I’ve learned some things, impressed myself, and achieved some goals.   Lessons: Focus is more important than inclusion. Sexy Month, though it seemed like a good idea, totally […]

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Cat Got Your Tongue?

Dear readers of this blog! It’s been brought to my attention I’ve been silent for too long, and I really apologise for that. I got caught up in a play I was costuming, and I’m actually working on another play — so I’m still caught up in all that. I have been doing a little […]

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