About Tracy McElfresh

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

Through the Looking Glass of Time

By |2019-10-14T06:53:49-05:00October 14th, 2019|1800s Style Fashion, 1900s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion|

Have you ever seen a movie set in a specific time period but you’ve still been able to date the production because the current styles bled through? Hair styles, color themes and popular silhouettes give hints to the true time period in these movies. This also happens with period clothing sewing patterns.

After making multiple 1860 […]

A Decade in the Biz

By |2019-09-30T07:06:41-05:00September 30th, 2019|Sew Dayton, Swimwear, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I have had my professional business license to make and sell garments for a decade now. I thought it would be fun to round-up some of the more interesting makes and share some back story for each.

It was almost impossible to keep from sharing everything I have made. Making things strikes a deep nerve of […]

No Readers Glasses Needed

By |2019-09-23T06:02:14-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Large Print Motifs and Designs

According to my 1970s Vogue sewing book large prints and large print motifs are strictly for tablecloths. I am here today to share with you that they are not! I’m writing about how I used the panel print to make a jacket and sharing other large print garments I have made.

A […]

The 30 Minute Dress

By |2019-09-16T06:12:21-05:00September 16th, 2019|1980s Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2016, refashion, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

This is one of the easiest dresses I have ever made on my serger! Don’t despair if you do not have a serger you can use your sewing machine with the zig zag stitch and it will work fine.  Here is how I did it…..

Tracy sews the 30 minute dress Kettering

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