WIP Wednesday: Mini or Maxi? (Lekala 4541)

Maxi or mini - which do you prefer? Body positive sewing & style on Making the Flame.

One of the recent themes of #sewphotohop was ‘Mini or Maxi?’, asking sewers to share whether they prefer their skirts and dresses to sweep the floor, or barely hit the middle of their thigh. It was interesting to see not just people’s preferences, but the reason behind their preferences. In my neck of the woods, […]

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The Long Goodbye Roundup: Time For Fall

And with that, summer is no more. McCall’s M6744, and supplementary pattern M6966 also by McCalls, were a joy to sew, pure and simple. And in the process of sewing such similar dresses, I got pretty good at making waist casings, binding raw edges with FOE, hacking patterns together, and a two-step process for stitching […]

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SWYFC Weeks 1-2: Video Darling

I’m not really sure a presser foot can be a vixen, so…*wink* [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THfsoyMKz7s] Today’s video is a tutorial on how to use the leveller foot, a handy little foot best used on thick fabrics. As fall approaches, we may make jeans, coats or jackets, all of which have many thick layers to sew together. […]

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SWYFC Kickoff and Check In

Can you believe we’re already mid-way through the first week of SWYFC — how are you doing? I made a pair of videos that get more in depth about what this challenge is all about and what the plan is for this week, which I hope you’ll enjoy. Please forgive my “outfit”, it was simply […]

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Saturday Musings: Crowning Glory

Today’s post has nothing to do with sewing* — consider yourself warned. As a single lady, there are tons of schools of thought about what I need to do in order to find a suitable partner. The main school of thought is that  appearance, for a woman wanting to attract a man (ie, me) is […]

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A Silver Circle Skirt

Today’s OOTD features one of my legacy makes — things I sewed while I was still learning how to sew. The skirt is both special and kind of awesome, and the top comes from my favorite store ever, Dots (which is now closed for business). The shoes are the Christian Siriano for Payless shoes I […]

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Converting to Convertible

I stumbled upon Monif C‘s convertible dress videos, and watched all of them I could find — that’s a full hour of Youtube time! Not only am I sold on the awesomesauce-ness of convertible dresses, but I learned many ways to wrap the straps. I’ve been a fan (though not yet customer) of Monif C […]

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