Ikea Curtain Dress

We all love the movie, The Sound of Music, especially if you sew. I’ve making dresses out of other recycled/upcycled cloth for over a decade now. I love doing this because you can use fabric no one else has. It’s more than just one of a kind.

Tracy McElfresh Dressmaking out of an Ikea curtain photo by Brett Davis

I used a reissued 1953 vintage Vogue patter 1043. Pattern source courtesy of “The Sharon A. Caico Pattern Collection”. (I must give credit to the designer when I am able) The making was quite simple. I was not too crazy about the neck and arm facings that have to be tucked in but the rest of the dress is simply beautiful.

Tracy McElfresh Dressmaking out of an Ikea curtain photo by Brett Davis

Here are a few more photos from Brett Davis. Sorry, I can’t remember the name of the beautiful model. If you know her please let me know what her name was to give her proper credit.

In other news my new business Tracy’s Sewing Studio is going really well. I am branching out, meeting new people, learning new things. My group Dayton Dressmaker’s Meet Up has some great events coming up. I’m awaiting the launch of my new website and online shop, doing sewing parties, alterations, custom work including dresses and mending. I also started doing Youtube video shorts with sewing tips.

Thank you for reading!!

Tracy McElfresh

Tracy McElfresh

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

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