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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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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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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Purple Animals: Two Wild New Shirts

"Purple Animals: Two Wild New Shirts" Butterick 6258 top – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

I haven’t sewn much this month — not due to lack of sewjo as much as having more pressing concerns. So I am suuuuper glad I have a backlog of things to show you! Yay for being productive in December and January. This Butterick B6258 top I made in December, after I learned about Jungle […]

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