In late September 2014 while watching TV in my bedroom I was folding laundry and feeling not so pretty. I saw this beautiful picture on the screen and I took a quick pic and posted it to Instagram. Ruby Randall contacted me instantly with a request for a romantic 18th century riding […]
Making garments to sell can be incredibly expensive. In addition to skillset time (labor) you also have fabric costs that can get expensive quick. Let’s get creative and share those money saving tips!
1. Use your sewing groups, have a fabric swap or ask your friends and networks if they have what you need. Seamsters are […]
Ready for me to blow your mind? Well, with this really fast and easy to make project I just may! I’m turning a down throw blanket into a cocoon sleeping bag AND this three step process has no cutting required!
For this project you will need-
Down Throw Blanket
Can you believe that is the same garment? I get quite a few calls with requests and questions for dying garments. I rarely ever dye garments and would never dye anyone else’s clothing.
There’s a lot that goes into a successful dye and the directions seem to change every […]
Designing can be such a weight on your ego. It can make you bend, shift, or even break. It can force you to experiment with your potential. While something can look great on paper, or in my case an iPad, it doesn’t always look right on a real body.
If you’re like me you tend to go overboard. You are the person with everything. By everything I mean material, material and material makings. After making a quilt I had 6 yards of bias tape left over and it had me exploring ways to use it. As I researched online I found numerous blog posts […]
After buying a bunch of shoes through a Facebook ad on 4/20 I learned my lesson about not buying a bunch of shoes through a Facebook ad. That’s a longer story and not what this post is about, but I will say FB is constantly putting cuteness in my feed. I hope you enjoy my […]
Every year I have a little mantra for myself to become a better person. 2017, “Tracy the world doesn’t revolve around you, keep your mouth shut and move on.” This was to help me not personalize every little thing.
2018 was the ‘Year of Less,” use it or let go. This was after we closed Sew […]
Let’s get wacky everyday! It was 2014 and I helped design a dress for a friend wanted to wear everyday for an entire year as a challenge to raise awareness about waste. This challenge was called the Uniform Project. We designed a basic black linen shift dress that buttoned up. It […]