Stranger Things I Have Made

By |2018-09-17T06:11:15+00:00September 17th, 2018|1900s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Table Cloth Dresses, Tracy Designs Dresses|

You can get creative with sewing! I do. Drapery fabric can be garment fabric. Nightgown and lingerie patterns can be made into dresses. Exercise gear can be swimwear. You can make yoga pants so well that they look like casual dress slacks. When you are the maker you get to make all the rules. While not […]

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

By |2018-05-28T07:34:37+00:00May 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 […]

Year of the Up-Cycle Dress by Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-04-10T09:02:24+00:00April 10th, 2017|refashion, Table Cloth Dresses, Tracy Designs Dresses|

I am on the brink of the biggest Up-cycle project to date, the beer can dress, which brings me here today.

A little back story before we begin. As a child my mother didn’t believe in buying anything new. I was 16 with 2 baby sisters and all of the extra money my family had went […]

Ikea Curtain Dress

By |2017-02-08T00:11:17+00:00October 17th, 2016|1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2011, Table Cloth Dresses, Uncategorized|

We all love the movie, The Sound of Music, especially if you sew. I’ve making dresses out of other recycled/upcycled cloth for over a decade now. I love doing this because you can use fabric no one else has. It’s more than just one of a kind.

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Vintage Lifestyle Magazine Dress

By |2017-02-08T00:27:04+00:00October 4th, 2015|1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2012, Table Cloth Dresses, Uncategorized|

In 2012 someone donated yet another table cloth material. I made a dress and gave it to my dear friend Leslie Ruby Randall. Leslie and I work together a lot and I want to thank her for all her hard work and time.

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Table Cloth Dress Series Pink Lilies

By |2017-02-07T23:14:07+00:00September 29th, 2015|1950s Style Fashion, Table Cloth Dresses, Uncategorized|

This is another example of a dress I made that cost under $1. In 2010 there was not a lot of money and I wanted to work my craft. My husband was loosing his job from as the GM of Borders Book Store. He was planning on opening a brewery and I was planning my […]

Table Runner Dress

By |2015-09-09T03:03:38+00:00September 9th, 2015|1960s Style Fashion, Table Cloth Dresses, Uncategorized|

This is another example of sewing on a budget. This dress was made with a fabric remnant from my days of working at Hancock Fabric and an old table runner my mother gave to me. Total cost $5!\n\nTracy McElfresh\n\nPhoto by Seth Stephens and modeling is Sarah […]

Table Cloth Dress

By |2015-09-03T02:50:31+00:00September 3rd, 2015|1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2008, Table Cloth Dresses, Uncategorized|

In 2008 there was not a lot of spending money so I made a line of dresses from table cloths from the thrift store. It was a make do and mend time period in my life. This dress was under $2 to make and it proves sewing is not\n\nTracy [...]
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