Classic Cars with Matching Dresses

In 2013 Marita a mother of a model that I met at Dayton’s Fashion Week in 2012 came to me with a special request. She wanted a dress from the same time period as her classic car to wear to shows. I too loving the clean steam lines, colors and designs of the classics jumped for joy when this project fell in my lap.

This is me at a classic car show and at The Henry Ford Museum in front a turbine powered engine.

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Marita only had a photo of the design she wanted, no dress, no pattern. I drew up a sketch and she approved it. She picked a great Amy Butler print that matched her car and we went from there. Did you know Amy Butler is from Ohio? We just love her at Sew Dayton.

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I worked with the balance of the large scale print. Princess seams, large matching the print pockets and wide straps to hide bra straps.

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This dress was so much fun to make! This was our first location of Sew Dayton. We outgrew the space quickly but learned so many valuable lessons there.

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Behind the scenes- After our visit to the Henry Ford Museum I also made this little dress for Sew Dayton’s window that was inspired by the pop culture section.

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By |2017-02-07T23:27:45+00:00September 17th, 2015|Makes of 2012, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|1 Comment

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  1. Sandi September 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Tracy, \n\nI love the dress you made and your first location. You make me want to move to Ohio!!!

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