Werking Girl Skirt

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

Say hello to my faux leather Donna Karan 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 […]

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They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Happy Tuesday! No more Bruyère news until Friday, don’t want to oversaturate you with French indie goodness (at least, I’m hoping it turns out to be goodness). Being part of a sewalong, and taking it seriously, means I can’t come home and cry fatigue, I actually have to get work done! So, as long as […]

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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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Saturday Musings: The Great Indie Debate

As a tribute to my very opinionated best friend, I am weighing in on the recent small controversy regarding indie pattern companies. When I began to seek out sewing on the internet, I immediately was skeptical of the indies. Fancy graphics, homogenous models, and self-patting on the back, it seemed. Reeked of high school ‘cool […]

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Dalmatian Me Crazy

Okay, okay — forgive the bad pun. But I had to go there! I just had to do it. *smile* Anyway, I reviewed my wardrobe and determined that I lack long sleeve shirts of both the woven and knit variety. This is not an accident — I actually hate sleeves. I’m all about throwing a […]

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