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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#MMMay15

It’s Me Made May Time! My original pledge was to wear one me-made garment a day, but I’m changing it up. Here’s my new and improved pledge for 2015: “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 […]

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A Mechanical Ending (and Other Tales)

Happy last day of September! After this, we have ninety-two days in which to make 2014 something good. No pressure, right? *wink* And while we’re on the topic of pressure … my new job and I have been seriously wrasslin’, and I feel like I got whooped all September long. I did some sewing, but […]

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Very Cherry Non-Progress

As I write this, I’m on break* from working on the pattern pieces for Bruyère — making them bigger, that is. I (foolishly) thought that using my version of Butterick B6042 as a guideline would make sizing Bruyère up easy, but whew! Holy technical mental work, Batman. Here are my fixes so far: front bodice […]

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They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Happy Tuesday! No more Bruyère news until Friday, don’t want to oversaturate you with French indie goodness (at least, I’m hoping it turns out to be goodness). Being part of a sewalong, and taking it seriously, means I can’t come home and cry fatigue, I actually have to get work done! So, as long as […]

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Cherry Bruyère

Today marks the beginning of the Bruyère sewalong, hosted by By Sandra’s Hand. Our first step is to pick our fabric, so I did a little stash diving and came up with these three beauties: The purple herringbone weave fabric has great drape, but I’m not sure it won’t be too serious for such a […]

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The OWOP Four

I did it! I participated in One Week, One Pattern 2014! I’m so proud of myself for doing something larger than me, instead of stubbornly insisting on being a lone wolf. I have only cellphone camera shots because all week I was exhausted — I got up early for work (430-5am) and I stayed up […]

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