Date Night, Art w/ a Regular Sewing Machine

By |February 4th, 2023|Categories: 1930s Style Fashion, 1940s Style Fashion, 1950s Style Fashion, Uncategorized|

With a little practice and some patience anyone can apply their very own art to clothing using a regular sewing machine. I hope you find my three different techniques helpful. Just a heads up! Doing [...]

The Quickie One Hour Dress

By |January 16th, 2023|Categories: 1960s Style Fashion, Tracy Designs Dresses|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Would you believe I made this simple dress in less than an hour and with only two yards of fabric? This design was adapted from the simplicity of the old children's pillow case dress pattern. [...]

CatWoman Claws Her Way To The Top

By |October 1st, 2022|Categories: 1990 pattern|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Throw out your fears with these tips for sewing tricky fabrics like latex, wet look and other rubber coated knits. I found the purrrrrfect fabric in NYC's garment district, a wet look knit. The outside is [...]

The Project With Everything!

By |August 15th, 2022|Categories: 1920s Style Fashion, 1960s Style Fashion, Costumes, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This project has everything; replicating, inspiration, upcycling and fandom! The B52's have the most amazing stage clothes, period. When I saw Cindy Wilson bouncing around on stage in a Sunday Morning show story clip I [...]

“My One Yard Thing” 2022 Collection

By |July 27th, 2022|Categories: 1980s Fashion, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Since the term One Yard Wonders has long been taken I'm calling my series of one yard garments My One Yard Thing! You might know that it is very, very difficult to make adult clothing [...]

Wedding Dress Leaves More Questions Than Answers

By |March 26th, 2022|Categories: 1980s Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I said to myself, "I'm not going to do every little project!" And then Fairy Godmother Creations offered our entire meet up free wedding dresses to ReFabricate. Well, I definitely got on that train (lol, get it?) [...]

Letting Myself Van Glow

By |February 8th, 2022|Categories: 1930s Style Fashion, 1940s Style Fashion, 1950s Style Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dresses, dresses, dresses! After seeing the Columbus Museum of Art exhibit, Through Vincent’s Eyes, I've decided no matter what people think to keep doing what I love. Vincent Van Gogh only painted for one decade [...]

Year of Awareness, 2021 Designers Review

By |December 27th, 2021|Categories: Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s face it, the year of less was a total joke. I adopted the mantra from a book where the author tried not shopping for one year. Her addiction to shopping changed into other addictions [...]


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