Welcome! My name is Tracy McElfresh and I’m the owner of Tracy’s Sewing Studio. We are a small independent business located in Dayton, Ohio specializing in clothing alterations, custom creations, clothing replicas, costumes, sewing parties and lessons for the beginner to the advanced. Since 2004 I have been making custom dresses for the public and teaching the art of sewing.
In 2009 I started selling my garments online nationally and participating in local fashion shows. In 2012 I opened an indie sewing and fabric shop that was a great stepping stone for todays work. I was lucky enough to write a monthly fashion column for the Dayton Daily News as well as my own sewing blog. My favorite thing to do is to design and create dresses.
I get to make about 62 dresses a year and you can totally say I’m obsessed on every level. I especially love time period clothing. Teaching my love of sewing is almost as fun as making something myself. I am sharing in my joy and obsession and that really makes me happy. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, my cat Karma, listening to records and traveling.