Handmade Halloween from the Closet Shop

By |2018-10-22T08:07:42+00:00October 22nd, 2018|1920s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Costumes|

Some people may find it hard to make time to create their own Halloween costume. I recommend that you consider “shopping your closet” and simply making outerwear that can be worn as everyday wear.

Some clothing that you may already own can be used for costumes – like a flapper, Mary Poppins, a […]

A New Set of Problems, Leather pt2

By |2018-10-15T06:20:39+00:00October 15th, 2018|1990s fashion, Uncategorized|

Learning something new can be so stressful. I suggest doing your research first or finding a mentor to help you. When you just have ambition this doesn’t always happen and sometimes lessons are best learned from mistakes. I am willing to share mine here today with you.

This year, for my August birthday, I wanted to […]

Men’s Wear Sewing

By |2018-10-08T06:57:11+00:00October 8th, 2018|1940s Style Fashion, 1950s Style Fashion|

Why is men’s wear so hard to make? I can answer this, but first let me tell you why it’s so easy! The basic construction is pretty straightforward. It can be made in 2-3 hours and it is made out of easy to sew cotton and cotton blends. So what’s up?

It’s the fit that is […]

T-Skirt Sewing Party w/ Tracy McElfresh

By |2017-02-08T23:57:25+00:00April 18th, 2017|

You don’t to miss Tracy McElfresh of Tracy’s Sewing Studio LLC at her inaugural sewing party in the Pendleton Art Center, Middletown, OH in Downtown Middletown, Inc.!

Tracy is one of Dayton’s finest independent dressmakers and designers, specializing in teaching and inspiring in others a love of sewing.

I’ve *always* wanted to DIY/DIW a t-skirt – won’t […]

Tips for Your First Dress Replica Draft

By |2017-03-27T12:30:00+00:00March 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Hello friends,

I have been making replicas for a just few years now. I have found a few great tips that have helped me. It’s another busy week so let’s jump in, when making your first replica you should consider starting with something that is easy to put together. This means barely any pieces, no closures and […]

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