The $3.67 Shirt

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You read that right: between the fabric and the pattern for this amazing wearable muslin, I spent less than $4. How, you ask? Read on to see how I whipped up this custom fitted pattern by Lekala. (This is not a sponsored post :-p I’m just that big of a Lekala fan.) I spent the […]

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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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#TBT: The Forgotten Rainbow

Body positive TNT sewing with Making the Flame. Gotta love those quick and easy wins!

One day, I was digging through my closet and saw a peek of rainbow. Intrigued, I pulled it out — and saw this fabulous top! I’ve made about a million McCall’s M6078 tops — it was my first successful garment pattern, and my first TNT (tried ‘n’ true) pattern. I usually sew view B, the […]

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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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