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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Fade to Black

Two nights ago, I had a weird dream that one of my co-workers read my blog and said, “Ebi, I like your skirts and all, but I’m bored. Do something different.” In response to that, I woke up and evaluated some exciting pants I’d thought about making. These are not those pants. :-p But they’re […]

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The Long Goodbye Roundup: Time For Fall

And with that, summer is no more. McCall’s 6744, and supplementary pattern McCall’s 6966, were a joy to sew, pure and simple. In the process of sewing such similar dresses, I got pretty good at making waist casings, binding raw edges with fold over elastic (FOE), hacking patterns together, and a two-step process for stitching […]

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The Long Goodbye: 7 Days of Summer

Chilly mornings, even paired with baking hot days, means fall has arrived in New England. No longer can I deny this and bury my head in the sand that is summer sewing! Sadly, this also means I need to put away summer clothes and pull out cool and cold weather clothes. Specifically, this means saying […]

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Sloppy Sewing Is Still Sewing

I finished something!!!! And my camera came back to life!!! HUZZAHHHHHHHHH Also, I’ve finally converted to the pro-interfacing camp, courtesy of this make. Yes, this is a knit dress — and yes, knits look better interfaced. Also, yes: I did go through almost a dozen pairs of shoes to shoot this dress. I want to […]

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