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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 [...]

So You Think You Can Quilt

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: Arts and Crafts, Heirloom Sewing, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

Every year I get wildly inspired to create a huge project that I know nothing about and mess up all along the way! I wanted to make something more memorable this time, something that would [...]

Where the Locals Buy Mardi Gras Fabric, Trip to New Orleans

By |November 8th, 2021|Categories: 1980s Fashion, Costume Fashion Art Exhibits, Costumes, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

We visit New Orleans the most because my little grandma, cousin, and uncles live there. We love the culture, food, people, and the WARM weather. NOLA has a bunch of amazing fabric stores, including the [...]

Making Patches on a Regular Sewing Machine

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Arts and Crafts, Costumes, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My blog as has taken a back seat after the newest Apple update crashed my computer. Apple was kind enough to wipe it clean and restore it to a 2014 update - and today I [...]

Mondrian Was A Replicant

By |September 6th, 2021|Categories: 1940s Style Fashion, 1960s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

What I didn't know when I set out to replicate this dress is that it was from the 1960s. Yves St. Laurent designed this dress after Piet Mondrian's art work and debuted it at his [...]

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