Snow Flake Dress Replica

There is a shop in Dayton just a few doors down from our shop Sew Dayton called Clash. It’s a really cool dress shop that has every style under the sun. I get a lot of cool vintage dresses from this shop that I remake into new garments. This gives me the chance to take apart something old, see how it was constructed and make something new out of it.\n\n10468209_10204184560395277_8984041188105993175_n\n\nThat is me in the original dress on the left. The fabric was desinergrating. That evening every time I would get up stitches were popping. The picture on the right is where I started piecing it together. It was important to me to cut it all out on the same grainlines and match the prints like the original. I also made my own bias tape to match and used the original zipper from the first dress.\n\nIMG_7159\n\nThe replica was made from fabric from another indie sewing shop called Little Shop of Stitches. It’s Moda brand and was in their Christmas section so I though it fitting. The medallions were close in size of the originals snowflakes.\n\nTracy McElfresh\n\nPhotos by Robert Parkey III and the model is the lovely Gwen Vo

Tracy McElfresh

Tracy McElfresh

Tracy McElfresh is the owner of Tracy’s Sewing Studio LLC.
Tracy McElfresh

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  1. […] first thing I made last year was the Snow Flake Dress Replica I was putting off from 2014.  Whenever I wore this 1940s bias cut dress (on the left) I could […]

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