The Flamenco Dancing Dress

By |2017-02-07T23:59:39-05:00November 7th, 2016|Costumes, Formal Wear, Makes of 2016, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I love to spend hours browsing the internet looking for amazing dress styles to inspire my projects. Lately I have been seeing a lot of beautiful Spanish style Flamenco dancing dresses. I’m drawn to the way they move, bounce, flow and cling to a curvy shaped body. Below on the left,  is a screen shot photo that […]

Fashion Show Round up! October 2016

By |2017-02-08T00:07:01-05:00October 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

1920s Yellow Fairytale Wedding Dress

By |2017-02-08T00:33:25-05:00August 1st, 2016|1920s Style Fashion, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Heirloom Sewing, Makes of 2016, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

For my 2nd solids challenge I wanted to learn more heirloom skills and since I am addicted to the 1920s styles I wanted to make a little something like this.

Inspiration screen shot photo Inspiration screen shot photo

\n\nJeffrey and my tea cups were my colors.

Flapper Fringe Dress

By |2017-02-08T00:36:19-05:00July 25th, 2016|1920s Style Fashion, Formal Wear, Makes of 2016, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I wanted a flapper fringe dress and Hancock Fabric closing was my perfect opportunity. Long fringe usually sells for $9.99 a yard and I needed 7-9 yards for a dress. This dresses could cost over $150 in just supplies.

Tracysews Flapper Fringe Dress

Sad Hancock Fabric is closing, very happy to […]

1930s Nightmare Vogue Pattern Turn Around

By |2017-02-08T01:00:50-05:00May 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.

Collaboration with The Mural Machine

By |2017-02-08T01:08:51-05:00May 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

The Dig Project, My 1950s Formal Wear Dress

By |2017-02-08T01:19:04-05:00April 4th, 2016|1950s Style Fashion, Formal Wear, Makes of 2016, Uncategorized|

Have you ever wanted to sew an amazing era dress and be able to put it in an big art show? Last January I was invited to be in an art show called The Dig Project. I happily accepted before even reading what it was.

Breaking it down simply any artist in a 30 mile radius of Dayton is […]

Vintage Dress Daydream Music Show

By |2017-02-08T01:14:29-05:00February 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 […]

The Sheath Dress

By |2017-02-08T01:24:40-05:00February 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, […]

My Solids Challenge (sneak peek)

By |2017-02-08T00:55:35-05:00January 24th, 2016|1920s Style Fashion, 1960s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Heirloom Sewing, Makes of 2015, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I hope you are enjoying the new year. I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of some of my new 2016 solids challenges and upcoming ones.

Why solids for 2016? Solids are easy to spot mistakes and great to show off craftsmanship. Using only solids I will need to really get creative and think outside the […]

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