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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Blue Melinda

"Blue Melinda" Style Arc Melinda Knit Tunic - Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

Here’s another Melinda! I planned and made several long-sleeved tops for work, in order to streamline my appearance at work during the cold months. However, since these are work tops, I didn’t want to put too much work into these garments. Enter, the Melinda Knit Tunic. Debuted last winter, Melinda needed only small tweaks in […]

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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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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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Houston, We Have a Winner

Courtesy of my camera and a fabulous box I snagged at Goodwill, a winner for the pattern guessing contest has been selected: Elizabeth C! She and four others correctly guessed I’m going to sew up Melinda. Melinda is a bit of a sleeper — it doesn’t have the interesting lines of the other three, but […]

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A Contest!

Who likes to win? I got these babies last night, and I am SO EXCITED!!!!! Backstory: one of my sewing resolutions in 2015 is to line up my makes back to back so there’s no lag time between projects. It’s taken me a ridiculous number of mini-sessions to cut and fuse (and fuse, and fuse) […]

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