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Handmade Halloween from the Closet Shop

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: 1920s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Costumes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some people may find it hard to make time to create their own Halloween costume. I recommend that you consider "shopping your closet" and simply making outerwear that can be worn as everyday wear. Some [...]

A New Set of Problems, Leather pt2

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: 1990s fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Learning something new can be so stressful. I suggest doing your research first or finding a mentor to help you. When you just have ambition this doesn't always happen and sometimes lessons are best learned [...]

Men’s Wear Sewing

By |October 8th, 2018|Categories: 1940s Style Fashion, 1950s Style Fashion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Why is men's wear so hard to make? I can answer this, but first let me tell you why it's so easy! The basic construction is pretty straightforward. It can be made in 2-3 hours [...]

The Witching Hour

By |October 1st, 2018|Categories: 1900s Style Fashion, Costumes, Makes of 2014, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There is a place in my neighborhood we call Witches Tower, some call it Frankenstein's Castle, but originally it was a look out for NCR (National Cash Register) that is now owned by Five Rivers [...]

In search of Handmade Troy, Ohio

By |September 24th, 2018|Categories: Today's Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jeffrey and I rode our bicycles, lightly packed for an overnight, in search of handmade to the town of Troy, Ohio. The cycling was gorgeous as we moved alongside the river on the Great Miami [...]

Stranger Things I Have Made

By |September 17th, 2018|Categories: 1900s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Table Cloth Dresses, Tracy Designs Dresses|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

You can get creative with sewing! I do. Drapery fabric can be garment fabric. Nightgown and lingerie patterns can be made into dresses. Exercise gear can be swimwear. You can make yoga pants so well [...]

Fancy Dance Dress Round Up

By |September 10th, 2018|Categories: 1920s Style Fashion, 1950s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, 1980s Fashion, Costumes, Tracy Designs Dresses|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It is festival season and that means DANCING! What's more fun than a glow in the dark dress with fluorescent snaps to dance in? Now, don't let this dress fool you. The design is just [...]

Barbie and the Matching Stripes

By |September 3rd, 2018|Categories: 1950s Style Fashion, Swimwear|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Summer is not over, yet! I made another swimsuit with stripes that match up and look really cool and professional. Matching stripes is not as hard as it may look. I will walk you through a [...]

Say it Big with Fashion Appliqué

By |August 20th, 2018|Categories: 1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2016, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever wished you could make something cute and quick to add to your garment just to take everything up a notch? With appliqué you can! Appliqué is basically making your own patches. Fabric stores will [...]

Bohemian Wedding Dress with Simple Shapes

By |August 13th, 2018|Categories: 1930s Style Fashion, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I am about to blow your mind with this simple and glamorous dress. Most garments are made up of shapes. This 1930s gown looks like a fancy Bohemian wedding dress although it's really made up [...]