The Keys to Defining Success

By |2018-11-19T07:04:37+00:00November 19th, 2018|1970s Style Fashion, Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Heirloom Sewing, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

My Secrets to Turning My Hobby Job into a Success

The first year I went into business I got a good bit of negative feedback. People would say, “Good luck with that” or “Good luck with your business” and “People actually pay you to make clothing?” My favorite though, “If there’s ever a zombie apocalypse your […]

Vintage Dress Daydream Music Show

By |2017-02-08T01:14:29+00:00February 29th, 2016|Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Uncategorized|

Saturday my husband, Jeffery and I took a trip to Columbus’s Museum of Art to see Spin Art. It honored record covers by famous artist. I too collect records, some for the vintage covers and some for the art inside.\n\nA girl can dream right? Let’s daydream that I got to go to a few […]

Early 20th Century Witch Costume Replica

By |2017-02-07T23:44:53+00:00October 31st, 2015|Costumes, Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

For years I have been wanting to replicate this dress! October is our busiest month at Sew Dayton. This year I made time in my schedule. This dress took 20 hours if not more to get from start to finish. This cute little witch was my inspiration photo.

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Titanic Replica Dress

By |2017-02-07T23:31:24+00:00September 17th, 2015|Costumes, Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Makes of 2015, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

My Titanic replica dress was inspired by styles of 1910. Ever since I learned heirloom stitching I have been in love with the designs of this era. This was my inspiration photo.

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First I draped my fabric on a dress form to get a feel for the design. […]

The Frida Dress

By |2017-02-07T23:42:39+00:00September 17th, 2015|Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

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The Frida Dress all started with this clay sculpture my husband brought me back from Portland, Oregon.

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Then I picked my fabric, Alexander Henry’s Fabric.

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Little House on the Prairie Dress

By |2017-02-13T18:02:08+00:00September 17th, 2015|Early 20th Century Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I have a few really cool vintage dresses that I have been saving to take apart and study. May be this winter I will make time. I made my Little House of the Prairie dress replica from a pattern cover from 1910. I love the little edwardian look.

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