The Wearing Of the Green (Sleeves)

"The Wearing Of the Green (Sleeves)" Simplicity 2406 Cynthia Rowley dress – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

I’m back in action and wearing green! I’ll speak more about my absence at the end of this month, in the roundup post. In the meantime, let’s get back to the good stuff on Making the Flame – new garments! Simplicity 2406 Have you ever come across a pattern you just had to master? That […]

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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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Top 5 of 2016

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For the first time ever, I’m joining in with Gillian’s (Crafting a Rainbow) end-of-year sewing round-up! The categories she suggests are: Top 5 Hits (favourite or most worn makes) Top 5 Misses (projects that didn’t work out or rarely got worn) Top 5 Non-Sewing Highights (What did you do this year besides sew? These could […]

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Pencil Skirt Success

Body positive pencil skirt and creative, purple animal print, style at Making the Flame.

It’s finally happened! I made the pencil skirt of my dreams. You’d never guess it, but I have a serious love for pencil skirts. So when I found a free pencil skirt pattern from Lekala, I was thrilled! And the fit of the muslin thrilled me, too. But over time I gained/lost weight, so I […]

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Every Color Under the Sun

Wearing a dress of many colors with Making the Flame. Body positive sewing.

So. Many. Colors. This is my fifth time sewing McCall’s M5971, but three of those versions are pre-blog (version four will be on the blog in a few weeks). I really like this pattern! What I like most about it is the wiggle silhouette, because fitted dresses are rare in my RTW size. It’s nice […]

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Maroon Melinda Is a Winner!

Making the Flame in the Melinda Knit Tunic by Style Arc.

She’s perfect! This is my third attempt at the Melinda Knit Tunic by Style Arc, and it’s definitely the charm. When I bought this pattern I thought it had potential, and over a year later I can now say with confidence it’s absolutely TNT material. It may be surprising to call a garment with “so […]

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What’s Your Wallet In?

It’s Tax Day in the US, and what better way to celebrate than sharing a make that holds, among other things, my wallet? I actually finished this bag exactly one month ago, but haven’t really been blogging lately. No real (good) reason why, just a perfect storm of little things happening at the same time. […]

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