From Play to Passion

By |2019-04-01T06:01:09-04:00April 1st, 2019|Costumes, Fashion Shows, Today's Fashion, Uncategorized|

When I was young, I used to dress my Barbie Dolls in scraps of fabric, creating unique fashions for the various festivals and outings they would attend. When I was in high school, my Grandmother let me use her sewing machine in the basement where I would “Frankenstein” outfits together from thrift store finds, which […]

Dress of Barkcloth

By |2017-02-08T00:12:48-04:00October 10th, 2016|1960s Style Fashion, Makes of 2011, Uncategorized|

Short and sweet this week, sorry friends, fall camping, upcoming Clash Fashion Show and photo shoots are on my agenda. This is the time of the year everyone is super busy, I’m sure you are no exception.

Today I’m writing about my barkcloth dress. Let’s start with the fabric! As a gift Diana owner of 

Clash Spring Fashion Show 2016

By |2017-02-08T01:15:15-04:00April 17th, 2016|Fashion Shows, Uncategorized|

The next Clash Fashion Show is right around the corner, April 24th at 7pm.

I would like to celebrate a few of the other designers that will be showcased in the Spring Clash Fashion Show.

 

Anna Jones-Huguely of Gone BanAnnas

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Anna says,”I started making […]

My Solids Challenge (sneak peek)

By |2017-02-08T00:55:35-04:00January 24th, 2016|1920s Style Fashion, 1960s Style Fashion, 1970s Style Fashion, Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Formal Wear, Heirloom Sewing, Makes of 2015, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

I hope you are enjoying the new year. I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of some of my new 2016 solids challenges and upcoming ones.

Why solids for 2016? Solids are easy to spot mistakes and great to show off craftsmanship. Using only solids I will need to really get creative and think outside the […]

Dayton’s Cyber Punk Competition 2015

By |2017-02-08T01:03:25-04:00January 11th, 2016|Costumes, Makes of 2015, Sew Dayton, Uncategorized|

The Cyber Punk Competition is an after party for the yearly Day-Con convention. Day-Con hosts one of the largest online security conventions around. People come from all over the world to Dayton, Ohio to attend. Dayton loves, technology, invention and yes hackers too.

Besides Clash Dayton’s fall and winter fashion show Mary the owner also […]

Clash Dayton Fashion Shows w/Pictures

By |2017-02-08T00:48:05-04:00December 15th, 2015|Fashion Shows, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

Twice a year Clash Dayton a small but mighty shop in the Oregon District puts on a big fashion show. Every fall and spring we gear up for this amazing event. This was my 6th year participating in the show.

I have made so many friends, memories and connections at the Clash fashion show that […]

Reversible Dress for SICSA Pet Adoption Center

By |2017-02-07T23:47:41-04:00October 26th, 2015|Indie Patterns, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

Last spring I made a reversible dress for the local shop Clash Dayton who was holding an art auction benefiting SICSA’s Pet Adoption Center.

It all started when I had two 1.5 yard pieces of Cotton and Steel’s Tokyo Train Ride. After some thought and measuring I realized the Colette Patterns Parfait dress would […]

Snow Flake Dress Replica

By |2015-09-17T01:09:00-04:00September 17th, 2015|1940s Style Fashion, Fashion Dress Replicas, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

There is a shop in Dayton just a few doors down from our shop Sew Dayton called Clash. It’s a really cool dress shop that has every style under the sun. I get a lot of cool vintage dresses from this shop that I remake into new garments. This gives me the chance to […]