Spring Has Sprung at Vogue


New Vogue Spring 2017 Patterns WOW! Can I say that again? WOW! Vogue’s new Spring 2017 patterns blew me away! Don’t believe me? Keep reading… :) Favorite Pattern: V1545 Trendy Pattern Trio: V9257, V9259, V9260 Interesting Pattern: V1548 Questionable Pattern: V9255 Favorite Pattern Vogue 1545 by Rebeca Vallance is winning at life! Oh, my. Just […]

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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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Spring at McCall’s

"Spring at McCall’s" McCall's Spring 2016 patterns – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

How about some positivity around these parts, eh? M7355 by David Tutera features a skirt style which has become very popular among custom seamstresses who sew with African/wax cloth fabrics. It’s totally simple, but I admit I’ve been wanting a skirt like this…without having to figure it out on my own. (When did I become […]

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Copy Cat (Butterick, Spring 2016)

That awkward moment when a giant pattern company appears to be directly ripping off a wildly popular indie pattern…not a great start to the collection, B6330. Sigh. And yet, here is redemption! Princess seams through the shoulder seam, *and* it comes in plus sizes? Oh, swoon. :)  B6333 is a winner in my book. The […]

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Super Cute! Kwik Sew, Spring 2016

Aww, I like the new Kwik Sew patterns! It’s a small release, but they’ve got some goodies.K4163 is totes adorbs for the workout/resolution crowd, and ties in neatly with the Pattern Review Activewear contest … which I may have joined. I have an embarrassment of options, so hopefully I’ll whip up something that inspires me […]

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Vogue, Spring 2016

Yay! New Vogue patterns. V1490 is so pretty! I feel like women of all ages and sizes could wear this dress and look fabulous in it. Maybe not in baby pink, but can you imagine this in black? Wowsa! V1486 is effortlessly cool, and again, something I think would work well on women of all […]

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The Slog: February Roundup

On to the next one!!!! It is finally March!!! Spring is three weeks away, and February is finally over. February kicks my butt every year, but this year it took it up a level … whew. Barely made it. But in regards to sewing, February was a pretty cool month. A co-worker asked me to […]

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