Interview with a Family of Master Costumers

By |2018-03-12T07:09:42-04:00March 12th, 2018|Costumes, Fashion Dress Replicas, Interviews w/Sewists|

Do you ever wonder what it is like to be surrounded by a family of the most creative, accurate and highly detailed costumer makers? I do! Tell me this family is not amazing!

I am more than excited to introduce from Merritt Island, Florida “Simple Tricks & Nonsense” otherwise known as Becky, John and John Sr.

Pokemon Trainer Custom Costume a Mother’s Day Story

By |2017-05-15T06:44:10-04:00May 15th, 2017|Costumes, makes of 2017|

A few weeks ago I received a most interesting email. A guy named Juan wrote and asked if I would make his wife a Pokemon trainer costume for a family photo. Right away I said yes to this project! Then he asked if I could do it by Mother’s Day, which was in 2 weeks. It […]

Music by Gershwin Dress by Me

By |2017-02-07T23:36:54-04:00December 25th, 2016|1920s Style Fashion, 1930s Style Fashion, Makes of 2016, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Every year I love to make a fun holiday dress or two. This years gown was inspired by a 1940s sewing machine company sales ad from a machine I own. The ad implies you can make elegant and beautiful things that are as classy as Gershwin’s music. For me I needed beautiful yet simple and fast! Here […]

Dr. Who Dress

By |2017-02-07T23:22:08-04:00September 18th, 2015|Costumes, Makes of 2014, Tracy Designs Dresses, Uncategorized|

Last year a good friend Leah Stahl came to me and asked me if I would help make her daughter a dream dress for her high school dance. I said what is her dream dress? She showed me a picture of a Dr. Who dress, The Vintage Dr.

We do not have time at