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

By | 2018-05-28T07:34:37+00:00 May 28th, 2018|1920s Style Fashion, 1930s Style Fashion, Art made by Tracy McElfresh, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Table Cloth Dresses, Tracy Designs Dresses|

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 she portrays. There is a romance and power around her ageless story. In a time where women had little rights Frida […]

Let’s Get Trashy by Tracy McElfresh

By | 2018-02-19T06:27:11+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Art made by Tracy McElfresh|

I was born into a long line of family junkers. Today, I am proud to say it taught me to be resourceful and creative. I am honored to share some personal trash to treasure with you!

Finding some old junk in the garage, sewing room or literal trash that you do not have to buy and […]

Easy DIY Holiday Clocks for the Sewer

By | 2017-12-18T06:46:59+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Art made by Tracy McElfresh, makes of 2017, Sewing Tips and Tricks|

I’m not sure what my obsession is with clock making. I guess our “ticks” (lol)  are what make us all unique. Anyways, here’s some of what I’ve been up to with clocks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dug through my vintage pattern collection looking for patterns that would allow clock hands to be […]

The Amazing T-Skirt; There is a Class for That! April 18th 6pm-9

By | 2017-02-07T23:11:48+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Art made by Tracy McElfresh, refashion, Uncategorized|

Do you love recycling, up cycling, remaking or refashioning? I put a call out to my friends with studios to ask if they would host me last summer and the first one to respond was Glenda Miles, owner of Creative Communion in Middletown’s, Pendleton Art Center. Glenda suggested a class for the T-Skirt. A T-Skirt […]

The Snowball Strawberry Quilted Dress

By | 2017-02-07T23:49:26+00:00 December 7th, 2016|1970s Style Fashion, Art made by Tracy McElfresh, Makes of 2016, refashion, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Here comes Monday again and I’m here to talk about my strawberry snowball quilt failure. Here is how it all started!

Saturday mornings before work in 2015 I routinely watched PBS Think TV’s, Fons and Porter, For the Love of Quilting.

It’s not a secret that I don’t really quilt, but when I saw a demonstration […]

My Retro Sewn Etsy Shop

By | 2017-02-08T01:17:00+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Art made by Tracy McElfresh, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Life moves and changes so fast. Today I am taking a look back at my etsy shop. I started TRacyseWS, my etsy shop in 2009 as a way to start selling the multiple retro dolls and hats I was designing. Slowly it stated changing to my vintage inspired, handmade dresses. Then to a custom […]