Wrap Top 1970s Inspired by Tracy McElfresh

By | 2017-08-07T07:32:34+00:00 August 7th, 2017|1970s Style Fashion, makes of 2017, Tracy Designs Dresses|

I’m back from a Charleston, SC vacation and I got to get crazy in a friends fabric shop, Five Eighth Seams! I bought tons of awesome knits to make more Insta Dress Tops at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. I’m happy to be home with lots of awesome alterations […]

Fashion Show Round up! October 2016

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

The Tent Dress

By | 2017-02-08T00:17:24+00:00 September 19th, 2016|1970s Style Fashion, Makes of 2016, Uncategorized|

What is my sudden craze of the tent dress? Well, it is the most comfortable dress because it’s very loose fitting. It fits no matter how much your weight fluctuates and has no darts or waistline. You can dress it up or dress it down. It can be belted or work as a great Saturday lounge […]

Absolutely Fabulous 1970s Maxi Dress Pattern Cover Replica

By | 2017-02-08T00:30:27+00:00 August 8th, 2016|1970s Style Fashion, Uncategorized|

Staying up late at night and sewing dresses is usually a big NO NO, although my husband Jeffrey was at one of his Yellow Springs Brewery events and I wanted a dress for the movie premiere of Absolutely Fabulous.  I never need a reason to make a new dress and this was the perfect time to […]

Natural Dying pt 1 and the Bohemian Peasant Dress

By | 2017-02-08T00:44:37+00:00 July 4th, 2016|1970s Style Fashion, Makes of 2016, Uncategorized|

For 2016, I have been on a long flowing bohemian kick. Last week I thought I would give natural dying a try as part of my solids challenges for 2016.\n\nI used a 1970s pattern for my Dayton Dressmakers Club Meet Up’s pattern swap.

Tracy McElfresh Natural Dying

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