1930s Nightmare Vogue Pattern Turn Around

By |2017-02-08T01:00:50-04:00May 23rd, 2016|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Makes of 2009, Makes of 2010, Uncategorized|

In 2009-2010 I was absolutely crazy about any patterns, movies or styles from the 1930s. I rented every movie Wright Library had from the 1930s. My favorite was Stage Door, it had the most pretty, elegant and fun garments.

At the time there were not a lot of indie pattern designers making replicas.

Baby Blue 1930s Dress Replica and Dayton Fashion Week

By |2017-02-08T00:35:10-04:00November 17th, 2015|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2012, Uncategorized|

In 2012 before we started Sew Dayton I applied to be in a fashion show called Dayton Fashion Week. It was the first one to be held in Dayton and I was excited to be a part of it.

Tracy McElfresh Dayton Fashion Week […]

DIA Frida Inspired Dress

By |2017-02-08T00:37:21-04:00November 9th, 2015|1930s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Sew Dayton, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Frida Kahlo inspires so many artists. Is it her art, her awesome girl power, her big and bold style, her sadness in her paintings or just her dramatic character?

notes from DIA

My red Frida Kahlo inspired dress was designed after our trip to the Frida Diego art […]

1930s Sewing Obsession

By |2015-09-10T03:12:41-04:00September 10th, 2015|1930s Style Fashion, Makes of 2009, Uncategorized|

There is something so elegant about the dress styles of the 1930s. I spent the year of 2009 watching movies with fashions of the 1930s. I made a few dresses inspired by them that year as well. I was obsessed! My favorite was the movie Stage Door.\n\nTracy [...]
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