About Tracy McElfresh

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

Defiance and the Raincoat Practice Pt. 2

By |2019-01-14T07:13:59+00:00January 14th, 2019|Indie Patterns, Today's Fashion|

You may remember my banner raincoat project fail in last week’s post? This time I chose to do this project with a more malleable textile called oilcloth. I can be ambitious and brave sometimes, or perhaps I just love to test my own patience, and I thought I knew more about how to […]

Storm Clouds and the Raincoat, pt 1

By |2019-01-07T06:21:47+00:00January 6th, 2019|1970s Style Fashion, refashion, Sewing Tips and Tricks|

My raincoat story is about failure and success when learning a new skill. I want to show you that every project does not always work out as planned. Sadly, the banner project did not come out. Many people see all of the success in art while ignoring the failures that are quietly brushed under the […]

Fire Dancing Performance Wear with Astrea Taylor

By |2018-12-31T10:06:55+00:00December 31st, 2018|Formal Wear, Interviews w/Sewists, Uncategorized|

Magic, fire dancing, witchcraft, published author, blogger and elf ears, Co-Curator of Blessed Be Boxes! When I met Astrea in 2012 I immediately knew she would be someone I would admire. I have been watching her perform since 2009 and I have a lot of questions about the clothing she wears. This was […]

No Wrong Moves with Iris Van Herpen

By |2019-01-10T20:06:37+00:00December 24th, 2018|Costume Fashion Art Exhibits, Interviews w/Sewists, Uncategorized|

Iris Van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer that manages to balance technology, femininity and nature in her amazing works. I caught her show, “Transforming Fashion,” last December when it appeared at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. I was left breathless from her incredible, uncaged talent. The show included some earlier pieces that she made with […]

A Chocolate Covered Cherry Holiday

By |2018-12-17T06:15:17+00:00December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|

I love chocolate! I love cherries! And I don’t need a class to make these wonderful, yet simple, chocolate covered cherries. I’m about to share my process in hopes you too will try to make your own holiday chocolates.

Supplies and ingredients for roughly 20 treats.

Luxardo cherries and […]

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