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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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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The Madness of March Irony

Can I start this post by pouting about not having a March Madness pool to participate in*? Seriously. I think this should be required for every workplace. I used to love setting up my brackets … sigh. Anyway. I didn’t realize how dependent this blog is on my good camera until said camera died. I […]

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Jungle January, Day 32

Yep! I’m sharing my Jungle January make on the 32d day of the month! But let the record show I definitely finished at 1159pm on Saturday, January 31, EST. I got it in! So let’s talk sewing.   The Melinda Knit Tunic is yet another brilliant Style Arc pattern. It just is. The neckband opening […]

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Looks Good, Feels … Good?

I do enough online fabric shopping to admit to myself that it’s initially about how the fabric looks. I’ve also been burnt enough times that I now scrutinize the fabric descriptions, and even call the seller for more info about the fabric. But even when I buy fabric in person, there are certain qualities that […]

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