The Arts Meet Education w/ Lindsey Gustafson

By |2018-11-12T06:21:17+00:00November 11th, 2018|1960s Style Fashion, Interviews w/Sewists, Today's Fashion, Uncategorized|

I met middle school art teacher Lindsay Gustafson through Rosewood Art Centre and quickly grew fond of her.  The first things I noticed about Lindsay was her flare for quirky artsy looks, her smile and her positive personality. Besides looking like a ton of fun, teaching and making art, Lindsay is also passionate about […]

Keeping it Clean

By |2018-11-05T16:24:35+00:00November 5th, 2018|Indie Patterns, Today's Fashion|

I want a highly tailored and clean looking shirt. Something that doesn’t scream out “I made this!” No matter how much experience you have, to grow, you have to take the time to learn from others. I wanted to learn to make a classic white collar button-up shirt for myself. It needed to be highly […]

In search of Handmade Troy, Ohio

By |2018-09-24T08:00:56+00:00September 24th, 2018|Today's Fashion, Uncategorized|

Jeffrey and I rode our bicycles, lightly packed for an overnight, in search of handmade to the town of Troy, Ohio. The cycling was gorgeous as we moved alongside the river on the Great Miami River Recreational Trail. A thirty mile ride almost entirely on the bike path. I love a short trip that has […]

Cycling Shirt Replica, Pattern Making with Sew a Long

By |2018-04-09T11:50:22+00:00April 9th, 2018|Fashion Dress Replicas, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Today's Fashion, Tracy Designs Dresses|

Don’t judge me, this is my first cycling shirt. With all projects when you are new it is best to start with the easiest parts and build your skill from there. Active wear is considered advanced sewing.

I used my active wear knit, my serger and my new cover stitch machine to make this shirt. You […]

Novice Painting Tips Inspired

By |2018-04-02T06:45:18+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Today's Fashion, Uncategorized|

Hancock Fabric in 2004, I was horrified when someone would ask me to help them pick decor fabric. I would start by asking the customer to describe their home. French Tudor, contemporary or traditional home. I had no idea and would simply say to my customer, “What did you gravitate to first? That’s the one!”

My […]

Kaftan Dress Wedding

By |2018-03-26T06:31:51+00:00March 26th, 2018|1970s Style Fashion, Formal Wear, Today's Fashion, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I hear the Kaftan Dress is all the rage in Italy. I’m not surprised by this at all because this style can really hit a wide range of beautiful looks and they are so comfortable. I love that 1970s inspired flow during movement. I was more than happy when Stephanie called and asked me to […]

Don’t Do This, The Good, Bad and Ugly! Active Wear Pants

By |2018-03-05T07:55:53+00:00March 5th, 2018|Today's Fashion|

Why are pants so hard to make fit on what would seem to be the most normal bodies? It’s because we are solving the mysteries of the crotch oddities. Measurements for crotch ease, lets just say CURVES, full bottom extensions and being a short woman does not make it any easier. Every year for the […]