Great Grape Gams

"Great Grape Gams" Burda 6789 pants, a plus size pattern - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Do you remember that fabulous purple velvet I showed you a few months ago? Here’s the big reveal! Burda 6789, at your service. This is my fifth pair of Burda 6789 pants – I keep making them because they’re in such heavy rotation in my casual wardrobe that I’m constantly looking for a clean pair. […]

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Werking Girl Skirt

"Werking Girl Skirt" Vogue 1465, a Donna Karan design - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Say hello to my Donna Karan pleather pencil skirt! 1465 is my first go at a Donna Karan pattern, as well as my first big-envelope Vogue pattern. It was rated ‘average’ and seemed straightforward enough: pencil skirt in stretch fabrics using panels instead of side seams. A quick glance at the pattern instructions revealed that […]

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Batch Sewing a Trio of Goodness

Body positive batch sewing creates a trio of leggings in a creative st @ Making the Flame.

In a 13-day span this month, I made 9 pairs of McCall’s 6173 leggings for two different people! How much do I love these leggings? Including the pairs made for others, I’ve sewn this pattern twenty-one times since September 2013. I call that a TNT among TNTs! I cannot rave enough about how easy these […]

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It’s Ironic, So it’s OK

"It’s Ironic, So it’s OK" Burda 6789 pants, a plus size pattern – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

In a bid to sew down my stash, I’m making every piece “work”. Before I knew enough to know better, I bought 2 1/4 yards of red velour fabric intended for a sexy, self-designed Christmas dress. Mind you, VELOUR, and the fact that I don’t celebrate Christmas. But do you remember when velour tracksuits were […]

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Such Comfy Pants (Thanks, Burda)

"Such Comfy Pants (Thanks, Burda)" Burda 6789 pants, a plus size pattern – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

It’s rare I find myself in a Joann Fabrics, so I made sure to check out the Simplicity/Burda/New Look patterns when my friend brought me there last month. As is my way, I bought four or five patterns and ended up making only one — Burda 6789. It’s a two-piece jumpsuit, which initially didn’t appeal […]

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