A New Approach

By |2019-10-28T06:14:30-05:00October 28th, 2019|1960s Style Fashion, Today's Fashion|

We all love vintage patterns. We also love modern wrinkle free knit fabrics. We want the vintage look but the feel, ease and care of a modern dress. So how can we marry these two with ease?

Since vintage patterns were made before modern knit fabrics and knits have a different set of rules than woven fabrics […]

The One Hour Pattern Hack

By |2017-09-04T07:41:58-05:00September 4th, 2017|1960s Style Fashion, makes of 2017|

I sometimes ask myself why I am doing all of this? What is my motivation? What makes me happy?

Most people that sew will tell you that buying fabric and making things is what brings them joy and I am no different. Last week I made 6 lined curtain panels, 4 shirts, 3 rush order hems […]

Designer Anne Klein Vintage Dress Pattern by Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-06-19T07:17:13-05:00June 19th, 2017|1960s Style Fashion, Formal Wear, makes of 2017, Sewing Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

Once, last May, I took a day off and just sat still. I survived and it gave me time to figure out my upcoming projects.
The next morning as Joann opened I was there getting the things to make some dream sews happen.

I got a fancy black […]

Table Runner Dress

By |2015-09-09T03:03:38-05:00September 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 […]