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Let’s get Bio Dress Friendly

By | June 11th, 2018|Categories: 1930s Style Fashion, Formal Wear, Makes of 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Concept of the Bio-Dress Picture wearing a soft beautiful organic gown with imbedded wild flower seeds in the hemlines. After the big date you bury the dress in a garden. The dress slowly biodegrades [...]

Spring into Strawberry Season

By | June 4th, 2018|Categories: 1950s Style Fashion|Tags: , , , , , , |

We know how to celebrate the spring strawberry harvest around here! My motto is, every event, holiday and special occasion is dress making time! The Fabric. I love a challenge and while on our road [...]

Chasing Frida Kahlo in a Dress at the Finding Frida Art Exhibit

By | May 28th, 2018|Categories: 1920s Style Fashion, 1930s Style Fashion, Art made by Tracy McElfresh, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Table Cloth Dresses, Tracy Designs Dresses|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Why Frida? Frida Kahlo is a Mexican artist and icon. She is such a powerful presence for so many female artist. The love for Frida goes beyond her wonderful art, her style and the emotion [...]

My Swimwear Journey 2014-2018

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: 1930s Style Fashion, 1940s Style Fashion, 1950s Style Fashion, 1960s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When googling swimwear I find articles with titles like Coping with Body Image, Swimsuits for Women Over 40, Amazon's 21 Best Sellers, Why Women Will Not Wear Swimsuits, How Not to Look Old in a [...]

Fast, Fake and Easy Smocking Sewing Machine Style

By | May 14th, 2018|Categories: 1940s Style Fashion, Sewing for Babies, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you want to be remembered? Personalized gifts are the bomb and can easily become family heirlooms. No pleating machine, no problem. You can get this look in a little over an hour with a [...]

My Stripe Rage!

By | May 7th, 2018|Categories: 1970s Style Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inspired by a photography class and some Pinterest black and white photos I am wanting more stripes in my fashion. Today's handmade garment was inspired by this photo. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/272327108702404493/           [...]

The Princess Diana Dress and Tips for Sewing for Friends

By | April 23rd, 2018|Categories: 1980s Fashion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have been practicing my sewing skills on my friends for years now and I'm about to share a few tips I have learned in the last 18 years.             [...]

Interview w/ Fairy Godmother Creations, Liane Wagner

By | April 16th, 2018|Categories: Interviews w/Sewists, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Owned by Liane Wangner, Fairy Godmother is a successful local sewing business that specializes in repurposing family memories into new family heirlooms. Liane and her staff will take items like wedding dresses and make them [...]

Cycling Shirt Replica, Pattern Making with Sew a Long

By | April 9th, 2018|Categories: Fashion Dress Replicas, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Today's Fashion, Tracy Designs Dresses|Tags: , , , , , , |

Don't judge me, this is my first cycling shirt. With all projects when you are new it is best to start with the easiest parts and build your skill from there. Active wear is considered [...]

Novice Painting Tips Inspired

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Today's Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hancock Fabric in 2004, I was horrified when someone would ask me to help them pick decor fabric. I would start by asking the customer to describe their home. French Tudor, contemporary or traditional home. [...]

Kaftan Dress Wedding

By | March 26th, 2018|Categories: 1970s Style Fashion, Formal Wear, Today's Fashion, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I hear the Kaftan Dress is all the rage in Italy. I'm not surprised by this at all because this style can really hit a wide range of beautiful looks and they are so comfortable. [...]