Photo Shoots Behind the Scenes

By | 2017-07-17T08:17:48+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Fashion Shows, makes of 2017|

I’m having a great time this morning looking at some really old photos and digging deep in the archives. There’s just something about old photos that spark so many memories and feelings of joy. Many of the dresses I no longer have so having pictures becomes incredibly important to me.

Since 2009 I have done so […]

The Dustbowl Scrap Dress by Tracy McElfresh

By | 2017-07-03T09:46:13+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|1930s Style Fashion, 1940s Style Fashion, Fashion Shows, Heirloom Sewing, makes of 2017, Sewing Tips and Tricks|

Some of the best memories are made with friends and for me if I can get them to a fabric store it’s double joy. We biked to Little Shop of Stitches, Miamisburg where I purchased fabric for my holiday scrap dress.

The bolt of fabric I […]

Fashion Show Round up! October 2016

By | 2017-02-08T00:07:01+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Fashion Dress Replicas, Fashion Shows, Formal Wear, Heirloom Sewing, Indie Patterns, Makes of 2016, Uncategorized|

It’s a 2016 fall round up people!

The photos from RP3 Photoworks from the Clash Fashion show are out. Feel free to click away to see details about how some of my line was made.

French Victorian jacket circa 1899 was worn by Tara pattern is made by Wearing History, Sophia. I write about the making

Collaboration with The Mural Machine

By | 2017-02-08T01:08:51+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Fashion Shows, Formal Wear, Makes of 2016, Uncategorized|

Last April two wonderful Dayton artists Etch and Tiffany Clark of the Mural Machine asked if I would be interested in making something out of their drop cloth from painting the East End Community Center, Cornerstone below.

East End Community Center, Cornerstone painted by Tiffany Clark and Etch

Clash Spring Fashion Show 2016

By | 2017-02-08T01:15:15+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Fashion Shows, Uncategorized|

The next Clash Fashion Show is right around the corner, April 24th at 7pm.

I would like to celebrate a few of the other designers that will be showcased in the Spring Clash Fashion Show.


Anna Jones-Huguely of Gone BanAnnas

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Anna says,”I started making […]

The Sheath Dress

By | 2017-02-08T01:24:40+00:00 February 8th, 2016|1960s Style Fashion, Fashion Shows, Formal Wear, Makes of 2010, Uncategorized|

The sheath dress is one I know well, I’ve made this dress over 25 times. In 2010 I practiced on everyone’s different measurements and body types and gifted many of these dresses. The sheath dress is generally a fitted garment that length hits right below the knees. It has been worn by Michelle Obama, […]

Clash Dayton Fashion Shows w/Pictures

By | 2017-02-08T00:48:05+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Fashion Shows, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

Twice a year Clash Dayton a small but mighty shop in the Oregon District puts on a big fashion show. Every fall and spring we gear up for this amazing event. This was my 6th year participating in the show.

I have made so many friends, memories and connections at the Clash fashion show that […]