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 and group 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 sewing blog received the 2018 Best Sewing Bloggers on the planet award.
My favorite thing to do is to design and create dresses. If you would like a dress made and there is time I would love to make you one. Wedding season gets busy so it is best to plan ahead.
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 that makes me happy. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, my cat Karma, listening to records and traveling.