The $3.67 Shirt


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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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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Totally Tripe

Squishy and soft, very cozy sweater on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

(Follow my blog with Bloglovin!) One of my many self-nicknames is ‘Mama’s Little Carnivore’. I’ve been a lover of meat since I was baby, to the point that one of my bucket list items is to eat every crazy meat out there. The most exotic thing I’ve had so far is snail — which was […]

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Another Day at the Office

It’s been a bit over a month of me working my new job, and I’m still learning my role a little bit each day. It’s kind of an odd, and very crazy work environment — even though we can’t wear jeans or any crazy piercings we may have, we’re not necessarily required to dress professionally. […]

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Hot Patterns — So Hot!

Okay duckies, here’s brand number three of my recent independent pattern company discoveries: Hot Patterns! It’s designed by a London native living in the US (Florida), and has been around for almost ten years. (Another Brit, hmmmm … wonder if I should actively seek out British designers.)   Firstly and foremostly, I check to see […]

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Sneak peek of a new McCall's 6078 top on Making the Flame. Body positive sewing & style.

I feel like a proud parent about my latest make! Just sneak peeks for now, because I’ve got an outfit post coming up. Once again, I used my trusty TNT, McCall’s M6078 top. I added 1/2″ along the fold at center back and 3/4″ along the fold at center front, to accommodate my recent weight gain […]

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