Seeds of a Wardrobe

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At this point, I think everyone who sews has seen or used one wardrobe builder or another…except for me. None of them really spoke to me. Some “required” or were built around garments I don’t wear, like jeans or white button down shirts. Some didn’t account for New England winters and all the gear needed […]

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Making “Nude” Personal

As mentioned in previous posts, I’m making myself a whole new wardrobe. Due to circumstances in my personal life, I may be unable to sew in May and June, possibly longer. Until then, I’m cram-sewing multiples of things to get myself ready for spring, which is every bit as exhausting as it sounds. And every […]

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Touch Me, Feel Me

I made two more tops! Since I perfected the fit of Butterick B6258‘s long sleeve top, I churn them out in between more involved sewing projects. A little instant gratification is good motivation to push through longer-term projects, right? Right. And that’s why I have a gold version cut, ready to be sewn when I […]

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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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